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

Critical Path Courses – Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 COM 240 Communication Inquiry 3
FL 2018 3 Math ScienceA 3
Math Science A 3 Free Elective  9 3
COM 110 Public Speaking 3 History I C 1 3
COM 230 Intro to Communication Theory 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 2-3
HESF1** Health & Exercise StudiesE 1 HES_ *** Health & Exercise Studies E 1
  17   15-16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
COM 250 Communication & Technology 3 Philosophy C,5 3
IORC Theory 10 3 Social Science D,7 3
Natural Science w/ Lab B 4 Free Elective 9 3
Social Science D,7 3 IORC Theory 10 3
Literature I 3 3 History II 2 3
  16   15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
IORC Methods 11 3 IORC Concentration Competency 12 3
Additional Breadth (Math Science, Natural Science, Engineering) F 3 IORC Concentration Specialization 13 3
GEP Natural Science B 3 Free Elective 9 3
Social Science 7 3 Arts & Letters 6 3
Literature II 4 3 Social Science 7 3
  15   15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
IORC Concentration Specialization13 6 IORC Concentration Specialization13 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 3 Free Electives 9 9
Free Elective 9 3    
Department Elective 14 3    
  15   12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I K J 15-18: 120
Major/Program Footnotes

  1. History I – One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western).
  2. History II – One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture).
  3. Literature I – One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century).
  4. Literature II – One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list (any course that meets the Literature I requirement, or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language).
  5. Philosophy – Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list.
  6. Arts and Letters –One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list.
  7. Social Sciences – Twelve (12) credit hours required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
  8. Foreign Language – Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination.
  9. Free Electives – Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
  10. Two 3-credit courses must be taken from the approved Concentration Theory Requirement list.
  11. One 3- credit course must be taken from the approved Concentration Research Methods list.
  12. One 3- credit course must be taken from the approved Concentration Competencies list.
  13. Four 3-credit courses must be taken from the approved Concentration Specialization List.
  14. Department Elective – Any COM course not already used to satisfy departmental requirement, excluding COM 296.
  15. Twelve credit 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.
  16. All COM courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher even if taken as free electives, EXCEPT COM 437 and COM 496 (taken for S/U credit only).
  17. Major Residency Requirements – Of the 39 required hous for the concentration and department requirements, no more than 12 hours of transfer credit may be applied to meet these 39 hours.
  18. Major Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements- A 2.0 major and cumulative gpa is required for graduation.

  *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  http://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 as listed in footnote 8 in the Major requirements 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 or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  College History I and Philosophy requirements D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes) Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: College Social Science requirement  E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course) Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.  F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)      Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours) Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  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-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation. PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION