Program Requirements


[English and communication courses may be selected to fulfill liberal arts core requirements.]

Major: 48 credits


Required of all majors: 
COM 103, 122, 131, 420; 
COM 480 or 481.

Track requirements: 12 credits

Communication electives: 6 credits 

English electives: 9 credits

Related electives: 6 credits

Majors must complete one of the six following tracks:

Corporate Communications: Four of the following: COM 213, 240, 332, 344, 362, 422.
Related Electives: Business, Psychology. 
Two of the following: BUS 206, 280, 320; PSY 101, 306, 350, 405.

Film, Culture and the Creative Arts: Four of the following: COM 250, 261, 263, 351, 353, 360, and any 3-credit course in Theatre (COM 434 may be counted only once as fulfilling emphasis requriements).
 Related Electives: Arts and Music. 
Two of the following: Any Art or Music course.

Journalism: Four of the following: COM 251, 330, 362, 422, 432*, 452*.
 Related Electives: History, Political Science, Social Science.
 Two of the following: Any History or Political Science course; SSC 222 (recommended) and SSC 321.

Media Design and Production: Four courses from the following: COM 251, 332, 340, 352, 362, 432*, 452*.
 Related Electives: Art, Computer Information Systems. 
Two of the following: Any ART or CIS course.

Public Relations and Advertising: Four of the following: COM 213, 240, 332, 340, 362, 422.
 Related Electives: Business, Psychology, Art.
 Two of the following: BUS 207, 208, 309, 314; PSY 101, 405; ART 103, 209, 281, 309.

Theatre Studies: In major requirements COM 103 may be substituted with COM 155. COM 434 may substitute for COM 480 or 481. Also, COM 255, 350, 355, 404.
 Communication Electives: Two from the following: COM 213, 250, 351.
 English Electives: Three of the following: ENG 207, 213, 302, 303, 321.
 Related Electives: One from the following: ART 101, 103, 105, 215, 217. One from the following: MUS 121, 135, 222, 224, 331, 333. Students are advised to enroll in 4 credits of COM 134.
*course may be counted only once as fulfilling emphasis requirements.

Communication Minor: 18 credits


Credits in Communication and/or English with a maximum of 6 in English and a maximum of 6 in Internship; COM 100 and 101 do not count toward the minor. Seniors may not register for a 100 level English or Communication course without the permission of the Department Chair.

Theatre Minor: 18 credits

A student pursuing another discipline may choose electives to form a theatre minor. Credit distribution is as follows: COM 150, 155, 255 or 350, 355 or 404; six credits from COM 250, 351; ENG 213, 302, 303.

Communication majors must achieve a 2.5 GPA in their writing courses and contribute to one of the College publications for at least one semester to graduate.

Contact Information

 
Img: Beth DeMeo

Marybeth DeMeo, MAT

English, Communications, CIS Department Chair

     Bernardine Hall 122
     610.796.8209
     beth.demeo@alvernia.edu