You're seeing this message because you're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is unsupported on our website. Please use these links to upgrade to a modern web browser that fully supports our website and protects your computer from security risks.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer 8

Hide this message

FSU Tag Line
 

Degree Requirements


Major in Communication Studies
 

(42 total hours)


Communication Studies Core Course: (18 hours)

All of the following:
CMST 102/112 Introduction to Human Communication
CMST 300 Interpersonal Communication
CMST 335 Organizational Communication
CMST 451 Seminar in Communication Theory
CMST 485 Issues and Responsibilities of Communication
CMST 494 Communication Studies Practicum (3 hours) or CMST 492 Internship Project (3 hours) (Capstone)

Communication Studies Tracks: (18 hours)
Select one track (12 hours); in addition, select one additional course from each of the following two tracks (6 hours).

Leadership Communication Studies
CMST 215 Small Group Communication
CMST 225 Interviewing
CMST 322 Presentational Communication
LEAD 101 Introduction to Leadership Studies

Public Communication and Rhetorical Studies
CMST 302 Argumentation and Advocacy
CMST 322 Presentational Communication
CMST 355 Political Communication
CMST 422 Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism

Conflict Communication Studies
CMST 302 Argumentation and Advocacy
CMST 312 Language and Behavior
CMST 345 Conflict Management
CMST 350 Intercultural Communication

Required Courses in Other Departments: (6 hours)
COSC 100 Introduction to Computer Science or ART 207 Graphic Design
MCOM 105 Introduction to Mass Communication

for students declaring a CMST major by Spring 2011:

1. Communication Studies Core Courses:
(18 cr.)
All of the following:
CMST 102/112 Intro. To Human Comm. (3 cr.)
CMST 300 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
CMST 302 Argumentation and Advocacy (3 cr.)
CMST 312 Language Behavior and Comm. (3 cr.)
CMST 485 Issues and Responsibilities of Comm. (3 cr.)
and one from:
CMST 422 Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism (3 cr.)
CMST 451 Seminar in Communication Theory (3 cr.)

2. Communication Studies Tracks:
(12 cr.)
Select one of the following tracks:

a. Professional Communication
CMST 215 Small Group Communication (3 cr.)
CMST 225 Interviewing (3 cr.)
CMST 322 Presentational Communication (3 cr.)
CMST 335 Organizational Communication (3 cr.)

b. Interdisciplinary Track
Select courses in art and design, business administration, communication studies, computer science, English, mass communication, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology.

3. Capstone
(3 cr.)
CMST 494 Communication Studies Practicum (3 cr.)
or
CMST 492 Internship Project (graded)

4. Required Courses in other Departments:
(6 cr.)
COSC 100 Introduction to Computer Science (3 cr.)
MCOM 105 Intro. to Mass Communication (3 cr.)

Total: 39 credits


Minor in Communication Studies

(18 total hours)

Both of the following:
CMST 102/112 Introduction to Human Communication
CMST 451 Seminar in Communication Theory

and four from:
CMST 215 Small Group Communication
CMST 225 Interviewing
CMST 300 Interpersonal Communication
CMST 302 Argumentation and Advocacy
CMST 312 Language Behavior and Communication
CMST 322 Presentational Communication
CMST 335 Organizational Communication
CMST 345 Conflict Management
CMST 350 Intercultural Communication
CMST 355 Political Communication
CMST 422 Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism
CMST 485 Issues and Responsibilities of Communication

for students declaring a CMST minor by Spring 2011:

1. Communication Studies Courses
(21 cr.)
CMST 102/112 Intro. to Human Communication (3 cr.)
CMST 485 Issues & Responsibilities of Communication (3 cr.)
and one from:
CMST 300 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
CMST 302 Argumentation and Advocacy (3 cr.)
CMST 312 Language Behavior & Comm. (3 cr.)
and one from:
CMST 422 Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism (3 cr.)
CMST 451 Seminar in Communication Theory (3 cr.)
and three additional courses from:
CMST 215 Small Group Communication (3 cr.)
CMST 225 Interviewing (3 cr.)
CMST 300 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
CMST 302 Argumentation and Advocacy (3 cr.)
CMST 312 Language Behavior & Comm. (3 cr.)
CMST 322 Presentational Communication (3 cr.)
CMST 355 Organizational Communication (3 cr.)
CMST 422 Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism (3 cr.)
CMST 451 Seminar in Communication Theory (3 cr.)

2. Required Courses in Other Departments
(3 cr.)
MCOM 105 Intro. to Mass Communication (3 cr.)

Total: 24 credits