Nov 26, 2022  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, Health Communication Concentration, B.A.


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Communication Studies  
Natalie Hoskins, program director
Natalie.Hoskins@mtsu.edu
 

The major in Communication with a concentration in Health Communication offers students preparation to understand communication as it applies to various health contexts and learn to be advocates for themselves and others in health experiences. Students will emerge ready for successful careers in a variety of health-related fields and will be prepared for the option of graduate studies. Acknowledging the dynamic landscape of health, students will learn critical communication skills by engaging with communication research about health theories, organizations, experiences, relationships, and technology.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Communication, Health Communication Concentration, B.A., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education 41 hours
Major Requirement 45 hours
     Major Core    (18 hours)
     Health Communication Concentration    (12 hours)
     Health Communication Electives    (9 hours)
     Major Electives    (6 hours)
Foreign Language Requirement 6 hours
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 10-13 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Major Requirements (45 hours)


Major Electives (6 hours)


  • Choose two COMM courses not already taken

Foreign Language Requirement (6 hours)


  • Students must complete 2010 and 2020 or any 6 hours above the 2000 level in a foreign language or otherwise demonstrate competency in a foreign language.

Minor (15-18 hours)


  • Approved Bachelor of Arts minor

Electives (10-13 hours)


Curriculum: Communication, Health and Communication


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

The following is a suggested pattern of study. Consult with an advisor before each registration.

Freshman Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Freshman Spring


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Spring


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Fall


  • Health Communication elective 3 credit hours
  • COMM major elective 3 credit hours
  • Elective/minor course 3 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours


Senior Spring


Subtotal: 13 Hours


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