2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 19, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Communication (B.A.)


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College of Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication, NSC, Room: 143
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)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Statistics: (3 Credit Hours)


Math: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (18 Credit Hours)


  • Students are expected to select these courses outside their major, and outside the GEP. The courses may be interspersed throughout their 4 year program.
  • See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (3 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (12 Credit Hours)


Restricted Electives (27 Credit Hours)


Internal Restricted Electives: (21 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: 3
  • COM 4906 Directed Independent Study Credit Hours: 3
  • SPC X949 Coop
  • COM X949 Coop
Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

External Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)


  • A minimum of six upper division credit hours selected from courses in Nicholson School of Communication outside of the Human Communication area (i.e. Advertising - Public Relations, Journalism, or Radio - Television).

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.
  • Eight credits of American Sign Language (ASL) can satisfy this requirement for students graduating under this catalog. 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

  • None

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)


  • Core-Computer Science 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)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


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

Junior Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective-Internship Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • 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)


  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Consider a minor) Credit Hours: 4

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