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2015-2016 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communications and a concentration in Communication Studies


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Do you love films? Are you excited about promotions? Interested in learning to produce a radio show or shoot a documentary? How about acting? Enjoy debate and public speaking? All of these are possible through coursework in the Department of Communications.

The B.A. in Communications has five concentrations from which to choose: Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Television/Cinema and Theatre.

Extracurriculars include: Monday Night Film Series, Film Club, Public Relations Club, Bell Ringer newspaper, Phoenix magazine, annual speech contest, theatre productions, and Lambda Pi Eta National Honors Society.

Scholarships: Communications Majors are encouraged to apply for departmental scholarships. Information is available in the main departmental office in Allgood Hall.

Internships: Many internship possibilities are available for students in the Department of Communications. Information is available in the main departmental office in Allgood Hall.


Communication Studies focuses on human communication: intrapersonal communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, public speaking, organizational communication, or intercultural communication. Students learn more about spoken, written and nonverbal ways to relate to one another.

Careers in Communication Studies
Students with a concentration in Communication Studies may find work in many different fields. The ability to communicate effectively is a skill that is useful to every profession. Some careers to consider are:
Customer Service
Sales
Management
Human Resources
Nonprofit Director
Minister
Mediator
Consultant
Speech Writer/Coach
Corporate Trainer
Docent/Tour Guide

Core Curriculum Areas A‑E (with Overlay Areas I, II, and III): 42 Hours


For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Core Curriculum Area F: 18 Hours


Select one from the following: 3


Major Concentration: 30 Hours


(Grade of C or better is required for all major courses)

Minor Concentration: 15-18 Hours


Electives: 12-15 Hours


Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours


Total Hours for the Degree: 124


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