B.A. degree program in communication
HEGIS code 0601.00
NYS SED program code 31603

The interdisciplinary B.A. in communication provides a foundation in the range of communication forms; the history and technologies of communication contexts; research methods in communication; and pertinent legal, ethical, and cultural issues.

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These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2019 semester.
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Program requirements (38-41 credits)
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Students must complete both A and B below:

The program director, in consultation with the program's advisory committee, may allow substitutions for up to two course requirements, consistent with the educational goals of our program. Special topics courses may, in addition, be used to fulfill program requirements.

A. Communication Core (26-27-credits)

Each of the following nine courses in the Communication Core must be completed with a grade of C or better:

Communication 1000; Television and Radio 1165; Communication 2000; Communication 3000 (English 3196); Communication 3100 (Psychology 3120); Communication 3150W (TV/Radio 2222W); Communication 3200 (Philosophy 3315); Communication 3300 (Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 3235/Television and Radio 3535); Communication 4000 (9 or more field hours per week) or Communication 4100 (14 or more field hours per week) The internship course requirement may be waived for full-time employees in related fields with the permission of the program director; those students must take a substitute communication course elective. Internship credit cannot be earned retroactively.

B. Students must choose and complete one of the Specializations below, consisting of four courses, one from each area: (12 credits)

Visual and Media Studies

Area 1 - Culture:

Art 3167 ; Anthropology 3180; Film 2117; Film 2131; Film 3122 ; Music 3101; Philosophy 3702; Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 3335; Sociology 3802; Television and Radio 3434 (Women's and Gender Studies 3121).

Area 2 - Media:

Anthropology 2320; Film 2120; Film 2129; Television and Radio 2032; Television and Radio 2420.

Area 3 - History:

History 3462 (American Studies 3406); English 4405; Film 2116; Television and Radio 2265.

Area 4 - Theory:

Art 3177; Film 3130; Philosophy 3501; Philosophy 3511; Sociology 2800; Television and Radio 4430W.


Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication

Area 1 - Culture:

Africana Studies 3230 (English 3158); American Studies 3402 (English 3157); Anthropology 3301; Children Studies 3126; Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 1619; Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 3105; Sociology 2200.

Area 2 - Society:

Africana Studies 3228 (American Studies 3306); Anthropology 2215; Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 1608; Philosophy 3308; Political Science 3106; Political Science 3160; Psychology 2100; Psychology 3110; Sociology 1101; Sociology 2601 (Africana Studies 3328); Sociology 2605; Sociology 3605.

Area 3 - Family:

Africana Studies 3320; Psychology 3270; Sociology 2400; Sociology 3609 (Women and Gender Studies 3318).

Area 4 - Gender:

Africana Studies 3362 (Women's and Gender Studies 3488); Anthropology 3310; Business 3250 (Women's and Gender Studies 3345); Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 4625; Philosophy 3726 (Women's and Gender Studies 3137); Political Science 3153 (Women's and Gender Studies 3353); Political Science 3155 (Women's and Gender Studies 3330); Psychology 3360; School Psychology, Counseling and Leadership 3000; Sociology 2600 (Women's and Gender Studies 3420); Women's and Gender Studies 1001.


Professional and Organizational Communication

Area 1 - Organizational:

Business 3210; Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 3733; Psychology 3171; Sociology 3607.

Area 2 - Communication and Presentation Skills:

Business 3010 (Television and Radio 2660); Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 1707; Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 2623; Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 2719.

Area 3 - Groups and Teams:

Business 3220; Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 1618; Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 4646; Psychology 3140.

Area 4 - Specialization:

Business 3160; Health and Nutrition 2183; (Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 4666); Psychology 3172 (Business 3240); Television and Radio 2517 (Business 3130); Television and Radio 2519; Television and Radio 2726W.