Communication, B.S. - Concentration: Interpersonal-Relational

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120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 45 are counted toward free electives.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Technological Fluency:
COM 101 - Fundamentals of Professional Presentations (‘C’ or better required)

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


45 Credits Required

Core Requirements
12 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

COM 200 – Fundamentals of Communication Design
COM 215 – Small Group Communication
COM 225 – Interpersonal Communication
COM 253 – Fundamentals of Video Production

Interpersonal Communication Concentration
33 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

COM 233 – Communication in Relational Development
COM 287 – Introduction to Communication Research
COM 370 – Interpersonal Conflict and Communication
COM 387 – Communication Theory
COM 440 – Cultural Influences on Communication
COM 481 – Applied Perspectives in Interpersonal Communication
COM 497 – Field Experience (3 credits)

Select 12 Credits from:

  • COM 250 – Business and Professional Communication
  • COM 275 – Persuasion
  • COM 312 – Communication and Gender
  • COM 322 – Communication Training and Development
  • COM 332 – Interviewing
  • COM 375 – Family Communication
  • COM 494 – Practicum in Intercultural Communication


No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).