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Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

The General Education curriculum is much more than "required courses."

True, Gen Ed courses are required of Longwood students. These courses are required of all of our students because Longwood University firmly believes that the foundation of a classic liberal arts education is critical to the school's mission to "develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society." According to our Dean, Dr. Chuck Ross, "a classic liberal arts and sciences education gives students the foundation to fulfill their roles as citizen leaders, and adapt to the changing world in which we live."

More information about the General Education Goals 1-15, and the courses you can take to satisfy these goals can be found in the current Undergraduate Catalog.

 

Mass Media Concentration

  • General Education Requirements - 38 credits (The Department requires COMM  400 for the satisfaction of Goal 12)
  • Additional Requirements for the B.A. Degree - 6 credits (Humanities - 3 credits, and 3 credits in a foreign language at the 202 level or above)
  • Major Requirements - 44 credits
  1. Communication Studies Core - 20 credits*
    COMM 101 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    COMM 200 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)
    COMM 210 Media & Society (3 credits)
    COMM 310 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
    COMM 460 Communication Research Methods & Prospectus (3 credits)
    COMM 461 Senior Seminar (3 credits)
    COMM 492 Communication Internship* (3 credits)
    *(One credit from COMM 492 satisfies General Education Goal 15)
  2. Mass Media Concentration - 24 credits
    COMM 241 Basic Media Reporting & Writing (3 credits)
    COMM 251 Principles of Page & Digital Design (3 credits)
    COMM 322 Media Law (3 credits)
    COMM 325 Media Criticism (3 credits)
    COMM 341 Advanced Media Reporting & Writing (3 credits)
    COMM 343 Broadcast Production (3 credits)
    COMM 410 Digital & Social Media Technologies (3 credits)
    COMM 443 Advanced Broadcast Production (3 credits)

  • General Electives - 32 credits
  • Total credits required for B.A. in Communication Studies - 120 CREDITS Mass Media Concentration
 
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Organizational Communication and Public Relations Concentration

  • General Education Requirements - 38 credits (The Department requires COMM 400 for the satisfaction of Goal 12)
  • Additional Requirements for the B.A. Degree - 6 credits (Humanities - 3 credits, and 3 credits in a foreign language at the 202 level or above)
  • Major Requirements - 44 credits
  1. Communication Studies Core 20 credits*
    COMM 101 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    COMM 200 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)
    COMM 210 Media & Society (3 credits)
    COMM 310 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
    COMM 460 Communication Research Methods & Prospectus (3 credits)
    COMM 461 Senior Seminar (3 credits)
    COMM 492 Communication Internship* (3 credits)
    *(One credit from COMM 492 satisfies General Education Goal 15)
  2. Concentration 24 credits
    COMM 280 Fundamentals of Public Relations (3 credits)
    COMM 350 Persuasion Theory (3 credits)
    COMM 362 Organizational Communication (3 credits)
    COMM 364 Applied Organizational Communication (3 credits)
    COMM 366 Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
    COMM 420 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
    COMM 470 Gender and Communication (3 credits)
    COMM 481 Crisis Communication (3 credits)
  • General Electives - 32 credits
  • Total credits required for B.A. in Communication Studies - 120 CREDITS Organizational Communication and Public Relations Concentration