2018-2019 Catalog 
    Feb 28, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Writing and Communication, B.S.

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The Writing and Communication major equips graduates with the skills to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts. Graduates are prepared for work in public and private sector entities such as government agencies, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and businesses; the major also prepares students to enter graduate school programs in areas such as writing, communication, journalism, law, and others. The major emphasizes both critical and creative thinking and problem solving, as well as applied learning in out-of-classroom experiences such as internships and practice. Graduates develop an appreciation of diverse cultural perspectives and a greater understanding of local and global issues to provide an avenue of self-knowledge, cultural understanding, and social responsibility.

Core Curriculum: Areas A-E (42 hours)

See ABAC Core Curriculum , using Area D Non-Science option .

Area F Courses: 18 hours

Choose 18 hours from the following list of courses not taken in other areas of the core.

General Elective Courses: 9-15 hours

Must be comprised of courses numbered 3000 or above from the major elective course curriculum and not used in the above areas, or GLST 3700A  or GLST 3700B - Global Experiential Learning .

Total Hours Required for the Degree: 120 hours

Plus PHED 1100  and one PE activity course.


  • Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum  Area A1 , Area A2 , and Area D .
  • The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.

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