2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication & Conflict (B.A.)

College of Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication and Media
UnionWest at Creative Village (UWCV), 200

Undergraduate Program Coordinator: Harry Weger

Nicholson Academic Student Services Center (NASSC):

Communication and Conflict (B.A.) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs 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.
  • School residency requirement consists of at least 24 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the Nicholson School of Communication and Media.
  • 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)

  • At least one course completed in each Foundation area must be a designated State General Education Core Course.

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)

Core Requirements: Basic Level (3 Credit Hours)



Core Requirements: Advanced Level (12 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives (21 Credit Hours)

Internal Restricted Electives: (15 Credit Hours)

A maximum of 6 credits of any combination of the following can be used as an Internal Restricted Elective:

  • COM 4941 Internship Credit Hours: 1 
  • COM 4906 Directed Independent Study Credit Hours: 1 
  • SPC 4949 Cooperative Education 
  • COM 4949 Cooperative Education 

Students may select a maximum of 3 credits from the list below to be applied to Internal Restricted Electives.

External Restricted Electives: (6 Credit Hours)

  • A minimum of six upper division credit hours selected from courses within Nicholson School of Communication and Media 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, maybe approved by NSCM advisors for use as external restricted electives.

Capstone Requirements (3 Credit Hours)


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

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Met by graduation requirement.


  • Proficiency equivalent to two semesters of college instruction in a foreign language (taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or Judaic Studies) or in American Sign Language (ASL). Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used. ASL proficiency is met by successful completion of ASL 2140 and ASL 2150 or an appropriate score on the ASL proficiency exam. Contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/csd/) regarding the ASL proficiency examination. Consult with the NSCM advising staff to understand how choosingASL 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 and Media (NSCM) courses taken in the major. All attempts of UCF NSCM 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
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 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 https://honors.ucf.edu/research/.

Related Programs

  • None


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Students must consult with a school advisor.

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.
  • Use your Pegasus Path planning tool in your myUCF portal to plan your courses through to graduation.
  • 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)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP-Math Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language XXX1120 Credit Hours: 4

Freshman Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Summer (6 Credits)

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

Sophomore Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

  • 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)

  • Internal Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

  • Credit Hours: 3
  • 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

Junior Year - Summer (3 Credit Hours)

  • Internal Restricted Elective-Internship Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)