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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Health Communication

Requirements for a Major in Health Communication

Core Curriculum (Credits: 9)

All students majoring in the School of Communications must complete the following core courses, for a total of nine credits:

Select one of two:

Capstone requirement:

All students majoring in Health Communication must take COM 495 (three credits) during their senior year. This Capstone course offers a synthesis of ideas and theories about one or more current critical issues in communication.

B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirements

All undergraduate programs in the School of Communications offer both the B.A. degree and the B.S. degree. All students selecting majors in the School of Communications must choose either the B.A. degree requirements or the B.S. degree requirements for a particular undergraduate program.

B.A. in Health Communication

The B.A. degree in health communication requires a third-semester proficiency in a classical or modern foreign language of the student's choice.

B.S. in Health Communication

The Bachelor of Science degree in health communication requires the following three courses:

Biomedical Sciences Core (Credits: 19)

A higher-level laboratory biology class (such as BIO 120) can be substituted for BIO 104. A higher-level laboratory chemistry class (such as CHM 115) can be substituted for CHM 109. See the School of Communications for an evaluation and further recommendations.

Health Communication

Core Curriculum (Credits: 27)

Electives (Credits: 6)

Electives (six credits) two courses from the list; or consult with your faculty advisor for assistance in choosing elective courses.

Capstone (Credits: 3)

Health Communication Program Description

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