Communication (BA): Interpersonal, Organizational and Rhetorical Communication (16COMBA-16COMIOR)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 COM 240 3
FL 201K 17 3 Math A 8 3
Math A 8 3 Free Elective  16 3
COM 110 3 History I C 2 3
COM 230 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 2-3
HES CourseE 1 GEP HES Elective E 1
17 15-16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
COM 250 3 Philosophy C,5 3
IORC Theory 9 3 Social Science D,7 3
GEP Natural Science B 4 Free Elective 16 3
Social Science D,7 3 IORC Theory 9 3
Literature I 3 3 History II 2 3
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
IORC Methods 10 3 IORC Concentration Competency 11 3
GEP Adtl. Breadth Requirement (Math Sci/ Nat Sci) F 3 Free Elective 16 3
GEP Natural Science B 3 Arts & Letters 6 3
Social Science 7 3 Social Science 7 3
Literature II 4 3 IORC Concentration Specialization 12,14 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
IORC Concentration Specialization12,14 3 IORC Concentration Specialization12,14 3
IORC Concentration Specialization12.14 3 Free Elective 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 3 Free Elective 3
Free Elective 16 3 Free Elective 3
Department Elective 13 3 Free Elective 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I J 15: 123

Major/Program Footnotes

A minimum COM GPA and Total GPA of 2.0 is required to be eligible for graduation.

1. History I. Two 200-level courses are required in History, one each from Groups I and II. See CHASS Degree Audit for course list.

2. History II. See CHASS Degree Audit for course list.

3. Literature I. See CHASS Degree Audit for course list. Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or 262. Honors courses (HON 202, HON 293) may satisfy the Literature 1 requirement if more than half the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century.

4. Literature II. See CHASS Degree Audit for course list.

5. Philosophy. A 3-hour course in philosophy. Choose from PHI courses on the GEP Humanities list.

6. Arts & Letters. All HA courses, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330, 335, 350, 360, all 200 and above REL courses, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 259, 306, 351, or 353, DAN 272 or 295, ENG 282, 283, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310.

7. Social Science. Four 3-credit courses from 3 different social sciences (9 hrs must be outside the student’s major field of study). Choose 6 hours from GEP Social Sciences list.

8. Mathematics. Two courses (6 credits) chosen from the GEP Mathematical Sciences list.

 9. Two 3-credit courses must be taken from the Concentration Theory Requirement List: COM 201, COM/ENG 321, COM 332, COM 335, COM 402, or COM 456.

10. One 3-credit course must be taken from the Concentration Research Methods List: COM 342, COM 386, COM 411, or COM 451.

11. One 3-credit course must be taken from the Concentration Competencies List: COM 112, COM 202, COM 211, COM 301, COM 315, or COM 322.

12. Four 3-credit courses must be taken from the Concentration Specialization List: COM 201, COM 301, COM 315, COM/ENG 321, COM 322, COM 325, COM 332, COM 335, COM 342, COM/WGS 362, COM 385, COM 386, COM 392, COM 395, COM 402, COM 411, COM 417, COM 421, COM 431, COM 441, COM 436, COM 442, COM 451, COM 456, COM 457, COM 466, COM 467, COM 496, COM 498, or COM 499.

13.  Any COM course not already used to satisfy Departmental requirement [EXCEPT COM 296].

14. Twelve hours of IORC Concentration courses must be completed at the 300/400 level. A minimum of 6 credits must be completed at the 400 level.

15. All COM courses must be completed with a grade of “C-“ or higher EXCEPT COM 296, COM 437, and COM 496 (taken for S/U credit only).

16. Twelve hours of courses taken to fulfill the free elective requirement can be taken as S/U (satisfactory/unsatisfactory).

17. Foreign Languages. a. Students with high school credit or other knowledge of French, German, Latin, or Spanish must take a placement test to determine the appropriate level for their first course. b. Students who place into FL_202 or above have me the language requirement and are eligible to receive 3 hours of advanced placement credit by enrolling in the course into which they are placed and earning a grade of “C-“ or better on the first attempt. c. FL_101 will not count toward graduation unless in a language other than the one used to fill the FL_102 proficiency requirement.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at  https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.

D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list.
E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.
F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: COM 447
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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