Apr 20, 2024  
2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies, Health Communication, B.S. (CIP 09.0905)/Master of Science in Public Health 4+1

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Degree Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the academic major, students must comply with the General Academic Regulations for Graduation  and Undergraduate Academic Policies .  As part of these policies, students must complete the General College Curriculum , which is based on the degree.

Major Requirements

Communication Studies majors may specialize in one of seven concentrations for the Bachelor of Arts Degree: broadcasting and electronic media (traditional television/video and radio); communication generalist; communication pre-law; digital and new media; converged journalism (newspaper, magazine, and digital/electronic); and public and interpersonal communication; and public relations and corporate communication; or pursue the Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Communication, Sports Communication, or Communication Training and Development. Students also may pursue accelerated dual degrees in Health Communication with the Master of Science in Public Health (4+1) and Communication Studies Pre-Law with the Juris Doctorate (3+3). As stated in the general academic regulations, Communication Studies majors must have a “C” or better in each course in the major.

Advanced Concentration Electives:

(both of the following)

Additional GCC Restrictions:

Master of Science in Public Health Courses:

  • PUBH 502 – Seminar in Public Health (2 total)
  • PUBH 520 – Health Education & Promotion (3)*
  • PUBH 525 – Overview of Rural Health (3)*
  • PUBH 540 – Statistical Methods I (3)
  • PUBH 542 – Community Health Assessment & Evaluation (3)
  • PUBH 550 – Environmental Health (3)
  • PUBH 560 – Epidemiology (3)
  • PUBH 580 – Health Policy & Management (3)*
  • PUBH 682 – Ethical Issues in Public Health (3)
  • PUBH 690 – Research Project (3)
  • PUBH 699 – Practicum in Public Health (3 total)
  • PUBH Electives (10)


* Courses transfer as free electives to undergraduate degree

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