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Communication Studies

Chairperson: R. Jeffrey Ringer
Address: 117 Riverview
Phone: 320.308.2216
Email: cmst@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/cmst
Faculty: Communication Studies

BA in Communication Studies-Comprehensive Concentration (40 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • FOR ALL concentrations: Take at least six CMST courses (18 credits) at the 300/400 level with at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 300/400 level requirement.
  • The B.A. major requires a minor or one year in a single foreign language.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330.  Select one course from the required courses in two of the following emphases (6 credits): Relational, Persuasion and Advocacy, Intercultural. Select one course (3 credits): CMST 340 or CMST 341 or CMST 441.

Electives

Communication Studies Comprehensive General Electives (9 credits): Select any three CMST 3 credit courses.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403.


BA in Communication Studies-Intercultural Communication Concentration (40 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • FOR ALL concentrations: Take at least six CMST courses (18 credits) at the 300/400 level with at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 300/400 level requirement.
  • The B.A. major requires a minor or one year in a single foreign language.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330. 9 credits: CMST 338, CMST 339, CMST 439.

Electives

Intercultural Communication Electives (6 credits): Select two courses: CMST 229, CMST 302 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 310 or CMST 410, CMST 324, 327, CMST 338 (repeatable with different world region), CMST 402 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 420, CMST 428, CMST 429, CMST 460, CMST 461. Intercultural Communication General Electives (3 credits): Select any CMST 3 credit course.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403 or CMST 411.


BA in Communication Studies-Leadership & Organizational Communication Concentration (40 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • FOR ALL concentrations: Take at least six CMST courses (18 credits) at the 300/400 level with at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 300/400 level requirement.
  • The B.A. major requires a minor or one year in a single foreign language.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330.  9 credits: CMST 340 or CMST 341, CMST 441, CMST 448

Electives

Leadership and Organizational Communication Electives (6 credits): Select two courses: CMST 229 or CMST 240, CMST 302 (Special Topics in Communication Studies with Leadership and  Organizational Communication designation - repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 318, CMST 321, CMST 340, CMST 341, CMST 402 (Special Topics in Communication Studies with Leadership and Organizational Communication designation - repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 412, CMST 428, CMST 429, CMST 439, CMST 444, CMST 460, CMST 461. Leadership and Organizational Communication General Electives (3 credits): Select any CMST 3 credit course.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403.


BA in Communication Studies-Persuasion and Advocacy (40 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • FOR ALL concentrations: Take at least six CMST courses (18 credits) at the 300 or 400 level with at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 300 or 400 level requirement.
  • The B.A. major requires a minor or one year in a single foreign language.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330.  9 credits: Select one of the following: CMST 310 or CMST 318. Select two of the following: CMST 410 or CMST 411 or CMST 412 or CMST 402 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration).

Electives

Persuasion and Advocacy Electives (6 credits): Select two courses: CMST 210 (if not taken in core), CMST 211 (if not taken in core), CMST 302 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 306 or ENGL 306, CMST 310, CMST 313, CMST 314, CMST 316, CMST 318, CMST 338, CMST 340, CMST 341, CMST 402 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 410, CMST 411, CMST 412, CMST 439, CMST 441, CMST 448, CMST 460, CMST 461. Persuasion and Advocacy General Electives (3 credits): Select any CMST 3 credit course.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403 or CMST 411. Students who double count CMST 411 as both the UDWR and as three credits of the emphasis program requirements should take one additional CMST elective.


BA in Communication Studies-Relational Communication Concentration (40 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • FOR ALL concentrations: Take at least six CMST courses (18 credits) at the 300/400 level with at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 300/400 level requirement.
  • The B.A. major requires a minor or one year in a single foreign language.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330. 9 credits: CMST 320, CMST 321, CMST 420

Electives

Relational Communication Electives (6 credits):  Select two courses: CMST 229, CMST 302 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 324, CMST 327, CMST 340, CMST 341, CMST 402 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 410, CMST 420 repeatable with different topic), CMST 439, CMST 444, CMST 448, CMST 460, CMST 461. Relational Communication General Electives (3 credits):  Select any CMST 3 credit course.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403.


BA in Communication Studies Supplementary Major (28 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • To be eligible for this major, the student must declare a primary major from another department in the University.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

16 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 301, CMST 300 or CMST 319, CMST 330.

Electives

Select 12 elective credits from the CMST curriculum in consultation with a CMST advisor. Take at least 5 CMST courses at the 300/400 level; 1 of those must be at the 400 level (excluding CMST 444, CMST 452, CMST 453, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies as counting toward the 400 level).

The Upper Division Writing Requirement (UDWR) is to be met in the student's primary major.


BS in Communication Arts and Literature (47-51 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • C or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192.
  • Completion of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU, and submission of scores on the current basic skills requirement.

Admission To Teacher Education


Professional Education Sequence for 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CPSY 262, CPSY 361; IM 422; HLTH 301; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466. Admission to Teacher Education and evidence of a passing score on the basic skills requirement for placement in student teaching.

Program Requirements

(47-51 credits): Communication and Language (16 credits) CMST 211, CMST 229, CMST 310, CMST 339, ENGL 361. Advanced Writing (3-4 credits): ENGL 331 or ENGL 332 or ENGL 333 or ENGL 334 or ENGL 353 or ENGL 464. Literature (19-22 credits): ENGL 300, ENGL 323; Diversity: ENGL 203 or ENGL 215 or ENGL 216 or ENGL 302 or ENGL 303 or ENGL 305 or ENGL 414 or ENGL 493. British Literature: ENGL 321 or ENGL 322 or ENGL 325 or ENGL 326 or ENGL 327 or ENGL 328. American Literature: ENGL 310 or ENGL 311 or ENGL 312 or ENGL 313. Choose ENGL 454 or ENGL 402 or one more American or British Literature course. Pedagogy (9 credits): ENGL 351, CMST 452, ENGL 451.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing ENGL 451.


BS in Communication Studies Interdepartmental (55 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • Take at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level: CMST 444, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 400 level requirement.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330. Students will select 3 credits from the following courses: CMST 410, CMST 411, CMST 412, CMST 420, CMST 439, CMST 441, CMST 448.

Electives

Students will select 6 elective CMST credits in consultation with an advisor. Students will select 24 elective credits from at least two other departments (in consultation with an advisor and approved by the department).

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403.


Minor in Communication Studies (19 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

CMST 200, CMST 210 or CMST 211, CMST 220 or CMST 340, CMST 300 or CMST 319. Select: One course at 400 level.

Electives

Select: Two electives, one of which must be at 300/400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies do not count toward the 300/400 level requirement.

Minor in Conflict Management (21 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.
  • Some courses outside CMST have prerequisites. Please consult with advisor.

Program Requirements

21 credits. Required: CMST 321, CMST 428, CMST 429. Select six credits from the following: CMST 220, CMST 229, CMST 302, CMST 318, CMST 339, CMST 412, CMST 402. In consultation with advisor, select 6 credits of related coursework from: CJS 489, ETHS 312, ETHS 405, HURL 201, HURL 406, MGMT 352, MGMT 365, MGMT 451, PSY 270, PSY 355, PSY 425, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 310, SOC 366, SOC 374, SOC 472, SOC 474.



Minor in Intercultural Communication (21 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

CMST 220, CMST 330, CMST 338, CMST 439. Select one: ETHS 201, ANTH 250. Select two: CMST 339; AFST 250; ANTH 311; LAST 250, LAST 350; ENGL 184; GER 341; JPN 101; GEOG 270, GEOG 486; HIST 350, HIST 352, HIST 354, HIST 370; EAST 363, EAST 364; HURL 201; MGMT 470; POL 251, POL 337; SST 470 or any foreign language course 200-level or above.



Certificate in Professional Communication (15 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

15 Credits: CMST 211 and either MKTG 333 or ENGL 332; CMST 340 or CMST 448; CMST 341 or CMST 321; CMST 330 or CMST 439.



Certificate in Communication in Health Care Contexts (15 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

15 Credits: CMST 220, CMST 229, CMST 460, CMST 461 and either CMST 330 or CMST 339







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