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Program Requirements

Fall Year 1

Course Title Credits
UNIV 101 Orientation to the University 1
NSCI 117 Why Science Matters 4
COMM 101 Freshman Writing I 3
ICOM 151 Introduction to Human Communication 3
ICOM 225 Introduction to Public Relations 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
POLS 101 American National Government 3

 

Spring Year 1

Course Title Credits
UNIV 102 The University Experience 1
UNIV 112 Ethics 1
HUMN 1XX (Any portfolio building section)   3
COMM 102 Freshman Writing II 3
COMM 103 Oral Communication Skills 3
ICOM 200 Media and Society 3
BUSI 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 116 Survey of Mathematics 3

 

Fall Year 2

Course Title Credits
ICOM 201 Public Speaking 3
ICOM 230 Graphic Design 1 3
MRKT 321 Principles of Marketing 3
ENGL 3XX (English course of student’s choice)   3
Elective   3
Elective   3

 

Spring Year 2

Course Title Credits
ICOM 362 Public Relations Writing 3
ICOM 330 Graphic Design II 3
ICOM 361 Practicum in Communication 3
ICOM 305 Public Relations Campaigns 3
Elective   3
Elective   3

 

Fall Year 3

Course Title Credits
ICOM 400 Communication Theory 3
ICOM 405 Senior Project in Communication 3
ICOM 480 Seminar in Professional Development 2
UNIV 459 Senior Capstone 3
ICOM 498 Internship 3
MGMT 311 Principles of Management 3

 

Spring Year 3

Course Title Credits
ICOM 441 Communication Law & Ethics 3
ICOM 498 Internship 3
SSCI 230 Research Methods 3
MGMT 420 Organizational Behavior 3
ICOM 320 Popular Culture 3
ICOM Elective   3

 

Additional Requirements

Students must meet all Liberal Learning Outcomes required for graduation by the University of Charleston.

At least 6 hours of summer course work may be required for the three year ICOM program.