2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Communication (B.A.)


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College of Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication, NSC, Room: 143
Dr. Deanna Sellnow, deanna.sellnow@ucf.edu
http://communication.cos.ucf.edu

Nicholson Academic Student Services, nassc@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-2681

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs (other than from COM Pending) and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Co-op or internship credit may be used in this major with prior advisor approval.
  • Students cannot exceed a total of six credits of internship, co-op, and independent study credits combined.
  • Students must consult with a school advisor
  • School residency requirement consists of at least 24 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the Nicholson School of Communication.
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Math: (3 Credit Hours)


Statistics: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (3 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Basic Level (3 Credit Hours)


Statistics: (3 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (15 Credit Hours)


Take all of the following: (15 Credit Hours)


Human Communication Tracks (9 Credit Hours)


Students must choose one track from the following: General Human Communication, Business and Professional Communication, Health Communication, Interpersonal Communication, or Social Innovation and Activism. 

General Human Communication Track (9 Credit Hours)


To complete the General Human Communication Track, students select 9 hours of courses from across the specialized tracks and/or internal restricted electives (in addition to the 6 hours of internal restricted electives).

Specialized Tracks


Students can claim a specialized track by completing three courses in one of the following areas (in addition to the 6 hours of internal restricted electives):

Business and Professional Track (9 Credit Hours)


Take all of the following:

Health Communication Track (9 Credit Hours)


Take all of the following:

Interpersonal Communication Track (9 Credit Hours)


Take all of the following:

Social Innovation and Activism Track (9 Credit Hours)


Take all of the following:

Restricted Electives (15 Credit Hours)


Internal Restricted Electives: (6 Credit Hours)


  • Note: Courses used for the core may NOT also count as electives. Students must use a different course if they have already taken one listed in the core of their track.

Select from the following list:


External Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)


  • A minimum of six upper division credit hours from the NSC but outside of the Human Communication area (i.e. Advertising - Public Relations, Journalism, or Radio - Television) not specified as restricted internal electives above. Additionally, and when available, open courses in Business, Legal Studies, Leadership Studies, Writing and Rhetoric, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Public Administration or other related areas may be approved by NSC advisors for use as external restricted electives. 

High Impact Immersion Experience (3 Credit Hours)


Select one from the following:

  • COM 4941 - Internship Credit Hours: 3 
  • COM 4906 - Directed Independent Study  Credit Hours: 3 
  • COM 4912 - Directed Independent Research  Credit Hours: 3 
  • COM 4903H - Honors Directed Reading I  Credit Hours: 3 
  • COM 4970H - Undergraduate Honors Thesis  Credit Hours: 3​ 
  • COM 3955 - Study Abroad  Credit Hours: 3 
  • COM 4955 - Study Abroad  Credit Hours: 3 

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


  • Select primarily from upper level courses. May be taken outside of the Nicholson School of Communication.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Met by graduation requirement.

Graduation

  • Proficiency equivalent to one year of college instruction in a foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or Judaic Studies. Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement.
  • Proficiency equivalent to two semesters of college instruction in a foreign language or three semesters of college instruction in American Sign Language (ASL). Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used. ASL proficiency is met by successful completion of ASL 4161C (previously SPA4614C) or an appropriate score on the ASL proficiency exam. ASL 4161C has prerequisites of ASL 2140 and ASL 2150. Contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (https://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/csd/) regarding the proficiency examination. Consult with the NSC advising staff to understand how choosing ASL might impact hours needed to graduate. 

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all UCF Nicholson School of Communication (NSC) courses taken in the major.
  • All attempts of UCF NSC courses that could meet major requirements are included in the major GPA calculation, including those taken beyond the minimum required (e.g. additional restricted electives).
  • To avoid graduation delays, meet with your advisor to review graduation requirements before registering for your last term.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • Application and admissions through The Burnett Honors College and department. More information about Honors in the Major can be found at honors.ucf.edu/research

Related Programs

  • None

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


  • One of numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements. Consult a school advisor for alternate, new or more appropriate selections.
  • Although most classes are listed as being taken during the academic year, you may be required to complete 9 hours of them during the Summer. Consult with an advisor to determine if you are exempt.
  • Before registering for Math, take Math Placement Test ~ http://utc.sdes.ucf.edu

Freshman Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • SPC 3602  Advanced Public Speaking Credit Hours: 3
  • COM 3402  Communication Theory Credit Hours: 3  
  • Required Track Course  Credit Hours: 3
  • Internal Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


  • COM 3311 - Communication Research Methods Credit Hours: 3
  • Required Track Course  Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3
  • External Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)


  • High Impact Experience​ Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • Internal Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • External Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (10 Credit Hours)


  • Required Track Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 4

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