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College: Arts and Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Communication Studies
Effective Term: Fall 2018
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The Bachelor of Arts program in Communication Studies is dedicated to providing students with learning experiences to enable them to understand communication and its practice in a variety of relationships. Our Mission is to deliver learning opportunities of the highest quality that investigate the processes of human communication so our students become skilled researchers, writers, speakers, listeners, critical thinkers, problem-solvers, and leaders in the field of Communication Studies. We are committed to providing a faculty engaged in the research and teaching of communication theory and practice that examine the creation, transmission, and analysis of verbal, nonverbal and interpersonal messages as they occur within and among individuals, groups, organizations, and cultures. To achieve our mission learners will engage in experiences within and beyond the classroom that promote theoretical understanding and professional/personal practice of ethical human communication in the areas including but not limited to: rhetoric, persuasion, political, health, interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural communication. Visit the Department of Communication webpage for additional information.

Career Planning
Engaging in career planning activities is significant to student success. UNF offers customized career centers to deliver targeted programs, events, services and resources. First-Year students should visit the Career Services webpage and Sophomore or higher level students with a declared COAS major should visit the College of Arts and Sciences Career Success Center.

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information. The Communication Studies major must complete a Minor. See university catalog for list of available Minors.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years. Summer terms are likely necessary for students taking fewer than 15 credit hours fall and spring terms in order to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, SAT/ACT math scores, the student’s major and/or credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc).

  • The B.A. in Communication Studies will prepare students for entry and/or supervisory positions in the public, private, non-profit, and governmental sectors in which critical thinking, research methods and effective communication skills are required. Occupations such as organizational trainer, sales representative, buyer, or governmental program coordinator are options for program graduates. Some graduates with a B.A. in Communication Studies will enter advanced degree programs in the social sciences or professional degree programs, such as law school. The B.A. in Communication Studies differs from the Department of Communication’s existing B.S. in Communication in that the B.S. focuses on preparing students for mass media jobs in journalism, advertising, and public relations, while the B.A. focuses on interpersonal and organizational communication within a wide variety of businesses.

  • All BA students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete the foreign language or foreign culture requirement with grades of C or higher. Visit the Foreign Language/Foreign Culture section of the university catalog for important information. Students opting to complete the 8 semester hours of foreign language must select one sequence of Spanish, French, Chinese, German or American Sign Language. Part 1 of languages are typically offered in the fall and part 2 in the spring. Foreign Culture (FC) Option: students who successfully completed 2 years of foreign language in high school have the option to take foreign culture courses instead of college level foreign language. Foreign cultures contain (FC) in the course title. A complete list of foreign culture courses can be found in the Arts & Sciences Advising Office.

  • Civic Literacy Requirement: Prior to graduation from a Florida state university, students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course (AMH 2020 or POS 2041) or by achieving a passing score on an assessment. Consult an academic advisor, the university catalog and visit the Civic Literacy webpage for additional information.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelors degree. Students may need to complete Free Elective credit at the upper level (3000/4000) to satisfy the minimum 48 semester hours of upper level hours for graduation. For additional information visit the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office webpage.

  • Communication Studies students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of Communication Electives. See Degree Evaluation or the university catalog for list of Communication Elective options. (Note: these Electives may have individual course prerequisites. Consult the catalog.)

  • All coursework in the Communication Studies major must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3  
   
MMC2701 (CD) Communica Across Cultures (Recommended General Education Course) 3  
   
SPC2608 Fundamentals of Speech OR Select a General Ed Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (Satisfies General Ed Math and Foundation Requirement) 3  
OR Select another General Ed Course (See Degree Eval)  
   
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3  
(Select the English course not taken in Term 1)  
   
SPC2608 Fundamentals of Speech OR Select a General Ed Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (Satisfies General Ed Math and Foundation Requirement) 3  
OR Select another General Ed Course (See Degree Eval)  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed English Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
COM3003 Prin of Comm Studies 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
COM3042 Interpersonal Communication 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  SPC2608 Fundamentals of Speech Minimum Grade C
  Elementary Statistics Course Minimum Grade C
  COM3003 Prin of Comm Studies Minimum Grade C
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
COM3752 Listening 3   COM3042 Interpersonal Communication Minimum Grade C
   
COM3120 Organizational Communication OR Select a 3000/4000 level Communication 3  
Elective (See list of Electives on Degree Eval or Catalog)  
   
COM3332 Mediated Communication (COM3003 Prin of Comm Studies is a prerequisite for COM3332) 3  
NOTE: First term Junior-level Transfer students should  
take COM3332 in Term 6  
   
Select a 3000/4000 level Communication Elective (See 3  
list of Electives on Degree Evaluation or in the Catalog)  
   
Select a Foreign Language or Foreign Culture Course 3  
(See Degree Evaluation)  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a Foreign Language or Foreign Culture Course 3   Civic Literacy Requirement
(See Degree Evaluation)  
   
COM3120 Organizational Communication OR Select a 3000/4000 level Communication 3  
Elective (See list of Electives on Degree Eval or Catalog)  
   
Select two a 3000/4000 level Communication Electives 6  
(See list of Electives on Degree Evaluation or in Catalog)  
   
Select a Course for Minor 3  
   
MMC3942 Pre Internship (Must be taken prior to MMC4975 Internship Senior Project) 1  
   
NOTE: Students take MMC3942 only if completing MMC4975  
Internship Senior Project (see Term 8). Students opting  
to complete COM4301 Communication Theory and Research  
Methods instead of Internship do not need MMC3942  
   
Total Hours: 16
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
  COM3120 Organizational Communication Minimum Grade C
  COM3752 Listening Minimum Grade C
  COM3332 Mediated Communication Minimum Grade C
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
COM4958 Communication Studies Capstone 3  
NOTE: COM4958 is a prerequisite for MMC4975 Internship  
Senior Project (Term 8)  
   
Select two 3000/4000 level Communication Electives, 6  
if needed (See list of Electives on Degree Evaluation  
or in the Catalog)  
   
Select two Courses for Minor 6  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
MMC4975 Internship Senior Project OR COM4301 Communication Theory 3  
and Research Methods  
NOTE: MMC3942 Pre Internship is a prerequisite for  
MMC4975 Internship Senior Project  
   
Select two Courses for Minor 6  
   
Select two Free Electives at 3000/4000 Level, if 6  
needed  
   
Total Hours: 15
Total Program Hours: 120
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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