The communication program encompasses 36 of the 120 credit hours required for a bachelor's degree.

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This provides you with the opportunity to pursue multiple majors, minors or concentrations while working toward your communication degree.

Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.

FY100

First-Year Seminar

1

UNIV190

The Clarkson Seminar

3

Core Requirements

Students majoring in communication are required to complete the following courses:

COMM210

COMM341

COMM490

Theory of Rhetoric for Business, Science & Engineering

Introduction to Web Design

Senior Communication Internship

3

3

3

Core Electives

The following are electives students are required to complete for the communication major.

300-Level Communication Course
Students must complete one communication course at the 300-level from the following:

COMM312

COMM313

COMM330

Public Relations

Professional Communications

Science Journalism

3

3

3

   

 

400-Level Communication Course
Students must complete one communication course at the 400-level from the following:

COMM410

Theory & Philosophy of Communication

3

COMM412

Organizational Communications & Public Relations Theory

3

COMM428

Environmental Communication

3

 

Communication electives (21 credits) chosen from the following:

COMM100

2D Digital Design

3

COMM217

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

COMM226

Short Film Screenwriting

3

COMM310

Mass Media & Society

3

 

 

 

COMM320

Digital Photography

3

COMM322

Typography & Design

3

COMM326

Feature Film Screenwriting

3

COMM327

Digital Video Production I

3

COMM330

Science Journalism

3

COMM345

Information Design

3

COMM360

Audio Production

3

COMM391-395

Special Topics

3

COMM410

Theory & Philosophy of Communication

3

COMM412

Organizational Communications & Public Relations Theory

3

COMM417

Business & Professional Speaking

3

COMM420-425

Communication: Independent Study

1-9

COMM427

Digital Video Production II

3

 

 

 

COMM440

PHP/My SQL Interactive Design

3

COMM441

Javascript Interactive Design

3

COMM442

Advanced World Wide Web Interface Design

3

COMM444

Linux Web System Administration

3

COMM470

Communication Internship

3

COMM480

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship in Communication & Media

1-3

COMM540

PHP/My SQL Interactive Design

3

COMM541

Javascript Interactive Design

3

COMM542

CGI Programming with Perl

3

COMM544

Unix Web System Administration

3

 

 

 

Courses with Technology Expertise
Students must complete at least 6 credits with information technology expertise.

Mathematics/Statistics Electives
Students must complete at least 6 credits from the mathematics (MA) and/or statistics (STAT) subject areas.

Science Electives
Students must complete at least 6 credits, including a lab course, from the biology (BY), chemistry (CM), and/or physics (PH) subject areas.

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
Students majoring in communication will have approximately 42 credit hours available to use toward Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives.

Free Electives
Students majoring in communication will have approximately 42 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.