Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Communication is one of life’s most important activities. It shapes how we achieve success, how we relate to others, and how we see the world. Studying communication allows students to create and share meaning across a variety of contexts, cultures, and channels.
A B.A. in communication provides students with opportunities to build communication expertise, broaden perspectives, and develop critical thinking. Auburn’s communication program prepares students to be ethical creators and informed consumers of communication in all of its forms and to adapt to increasingly diverse workplaces. The curriculum is designed around general thematic areas that allow students to combine courses to meet their unique personal and professional goals. Students choose from classes examining communication in areas such as leadership, politics, health, and organizations and take courses that expand on knowledge of social discourse, research methods, rhetoric, and interpersonal or intercultural communication.
Since employers consistently rank communication skills as first among qualities they seek in future employees, the program provides students with an excellent foundation to excel in any career they choose to pursue, such as non-profit director, chief of staff, human resource manager, event coordinator, marketing account executive, or project manager. Graduates are also well-positioned to apply to graduate school and pre-professional programs in law, government service, or seminary. Graduates leave ready to take on roles as responsible leaders and engaged members in the work place and in their communities.
Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in communication from the Career Center’s Pathways.
Minor in Communication
A minor in communication requires a total of 18 hours of coursework in communication including:
- three foundational courses
- three specialty communication courses
Careers in Communication
- Quality assurance analyst
- Special event coordinator
- Outreach and marketing coordinator
- Human resource specialist
- Managing editor
- Non-profit director
- Marketing director
- Communication director
- Account executive
- Community relations director
- Pharmaceutical sales associate
- Language arts teacher
- Legislative aide/chief of staff
- Project manager
- Museum curator
- Activities director
- Alumni coordinator
- Mediation specialist
- Patient advocate
Curriculum in Communication
Students who transfer to Auburn University’s COMM major are required to take a minimum of 21 credit hours in the AU Program.
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||Foreign Language II (College Core)||4|
|Foreign Language I (College Core)||4||Core Social Science||3|
|COMM 1000 Public Speaking1||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|Core Social Science||3||Elective||3|
|Core History||3||Core Mathematics||3|
|Core Literature||3||Core History to complete sequence||3|
|Core Science I||4||Core Science II||4|
|Core Humanities2||3||Core Fine Arts||3|
|CMJN 2100 Concepts in Communications and Journalism or 2103 Concepts in Communication and Journalism||3||Course from Group 13||3|
|LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation||2||Course for Supporting Area4||3|
|COMM 3500 Foundations of Human Communication||3||COMM 3600 Foundations of Rhetoric and Social Influence||3|
|Course for Supporting Area4||3||Courses from Group 23||6|
|Elective||3||Course for Supporting Area4||3|
|Course from Group 23||3||Elective||3|
|COMM 3510 Research in Human Communication or 3610 Research in Rhetoric and Social Influence||3|
|Courses from Group 33||6||Courses from Group 33||6|
|Courses from Group 43||6||COMM 4920 Internship||3|
|Course for Supporting Area4||3||Course for Supporting Area4||3|
|UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
COMM 1000 fullfills SLO 7.
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
Students must see their advisers for approved course listings for Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Students must see their advisers for approved Supporting Area courses.
The internship may be taken part time for 3 credit hours or full time for 6 credit hours.
Last Updated: August 03, 2016