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2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Communication, B.A.

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College of Arts and Sciences

Major Field of Concentration:

The major in Business Communication is an interdisciplinary degree requiring coursework in Communication, Business, and Journalism.


The B.A. in Business Communication also requires two semesters of college-level study of one language other than English. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing two semesters of college-level literature in one language other than English. In either case, these two courses must be taken for college credit.

Upper Division Requirements:

The B.A. in Business Communication requires upper-division coursework in Communication, Writing, and Business.

Additional Upper-division Business Communication Components:

2. Writing Component

Required coursework in writing includes three courses from the following:

3. Business Component

Required coursework in business includes a total of three courses or nine hours. It is recommended, though not required, that the three courses come from one of three areas within the business component: Public Relations, Advertising, and Communication; International Communication; and Managerial Communication.


A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course in the major. (A grade of C- will not fulfill the requirement.)

It is important to note that most of the upper-division courses have prerequisites which will require additional coursework.


Speech Contest

All Business Communication, Communication, and Strategic Communication majors are required to compete in either the Dowling Oratory Contest or the Bourke Extemporaneous Speaking Contest to complete major requirements.

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