Communication Studies Concentration
All course work applied towards University General Education Curriculum and Concentration Requirements require a minimum grade of C-.
University General Education Curriculum: (40 hours)
- English (9 hours)
- Intermediate Algebra (3 hours)
- Public Speaking (3 hours)
- Humanities/Fine Arts (9 hours)
- Social Sciences (9 hours)
- Natural & Physical Sciences (7 hours)
- Cultural Diversity Courses (6 hours)
For complete details and guidelines for selecting approved courses, ask your advisor or visit http://www.unomaha.edu/academic-affairs/general-education/distribution-requirements.php
Concentration Requirements: (30 hours, must include 9 hours upper level from UNO)
- CMST 2010 Interpersonal Communication or CMST 2410 Small Group Communication and Leadership
- CMST 4510 Persuasion and Social Influence
- 3 hours to be selected from the following:
- CMST 3130 Speech Communication in Business and the Professions
- CMST 3140 Advanced Public Speaking
- CMST 3520 Interviewing
- CMST 3150 Intercollegiate Forensic Activities (1-3 hours)
- Additional 21 hours from Communication Studies (CMST ).
- An optional allied field of up to 9 hours may be taken from Journalism and Media Communication (JMC).
Secondary Field I: (12 hours)
Secondary Field II: (12 hours)
Each secondary field must include 12 hours from the same subject.
Electives: (26 hours)
Electives may include any excess hours in general education, concentration or secondary fields. The number of elective hours may vary but total degree must comprise 120 hours.
Total Degree: (120 hours)
Each course is 3 hours unless otherwise noted.
A minimum 30 hours of upper level (3000-4000) coursework is required for the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Degree.
Check the catalog to verify any course prerequisites. Students should also note that not all courses are taught each semester. If a specific course is needed, students should verify the course offering with the department.
CMST 1110 cannot be used in this concentration. No course from a two-year institution which is also offered as an upper level course at UNO can be used in the area of concentration.
The School of Communication requires a 2.25 or higher grade point average in all courses numbered 3000 or higher.
Students interested in graduate studies should contact the graduate chair in the School of Communication to make sure necessary classes are taken to enter graduate programs.
For career information, check out the Academic and Career Development Center.
Advising appointments may be made in person, over the phone at 402.554.2370 or online using MavTRACK. DCS does not accept walk-in or same-day advising appointments.
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