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Program Requirements

Sample Schedule for Three-Year Track

Fall Year 1

Course Title Credits
UNIV 101 Orientation to the University 1
NSCI 117 Why Science Matters 4
COMM 101 Freshman Writing I 3
ICOM 151 Introduction to Human Communication 3
ICOM 225 Introduction to Public Relations 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Elective   3

 

Spring Year 1

Course Title Credits
UNIV 102 The University Experience 1
UNIV 112 Ethics 1
HUMN 1XX (Any portfolio building section)   3
COMM 102 Freshman Writing II 3
COMM 103 Oral Communication 3
ICOM 200 Media and Society 3
MATH 116 Survey of Mathematics 3
Elective   3

 

Fall Year 2

Course Title Credits
ICOM 201 Public Speaking 3
ART 105 Design Foundations 3
MRKT 321 Principles of Marketing 3
ENGL 3XX (any English course)   3
SSCI 1XX (student's choice)  3
Elective   3

 

Spring Year 2

Course Title Credits
ICOM 362 Public Relations Writing 3
ICOM 230 Graphic Design I 3
ICOM 361 Practicum in Communication 3
ICOM 305 Public Relations Campaigns 3
Elective   3
Elective   3

 

Fall Year 3

Course Title Credits
ICOM 400 Communication Theory 3
ICOM 405 Senior Project in Communication 3
ICOM 480 Seminar in Professional Development 2
ICOM 498 Internship 3
ICOM 330 Graphic Design II 3
Elective   3
Elective   3

 

Spring Year 3

Course Title Credits
ICOM 441 Communication Law & Ethics 3
ICOM 320 Popular Culture 3
UNIV 459 Senior Capstone 3
Elective   3
Elective   3
Elective   3

 

Additional Requirements

*Two summer courses at three credits each will also be necessary in order to meet the 120-hour graduation requirement.

Students must meet all Liberal Learning Outcomes required for graduation by the University of Charleston.