Students wishing to major in communication arts should make that declaration at or before the beginning of the sophomore year. Students need to work closely with a faculty advisor to plan a program of study. A major in communication arts consists of 36 semester hours of coursework in the major, at least 21 semester hours of which must be at or above the 300-level. 

  • Communication Arts, BA  requires 120 credit hours.
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA in major, minor, and overall.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with 25% of coursework in the major, minor, and overall taken at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • Any double counting of classes must be approved through the CAHS Academic Advising Office.
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
 
Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
MYTHOLOGY
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
* Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV). In Area V, take no more than six hours in a single discipline from Areas II, III, or Area IV.  Area V should cover a breadth of disciplinary study.
Pre-Professional19
WLC 101, 102, 201, or 202
CM 231 shares with the major
Choose 13 additional credit hours from the above listed Fine Arts, Humanities, History, Mathematics, Science, or Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Required Core36
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN COMMUNICA
COMMUNICATION THEORY
CLASSICAL RHET THEORY
CONTEMPORARY RHETORICAL THEORY
COMM RESEARCH METHODS
RHETORICAL CRITICISM
SENIOR SEMINAR
Choose three CM 300+ 1
Choose three CM Electives at any level
Minor Courses18+
Elective Courses
Elective hours vary by program, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
 
 
Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
WLC 101  3
Social and Behavioral Science  3
Math 1XX  3
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
CM 113Intro to Rhetorical Communication 3
Fine Arts  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Science w/Lab  4
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
CM 231FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN COMMUNICA 3
HY 103WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 3
Area V GER Course  3
Humanities or Literature  3
Minor Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
CM Elective  3
HY 104WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 3
EH 207READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I 3
  or EH 208  or READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2 
Science w/Lab  4
Minor Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
CM 375RHETORICAL CRITICISM 3
CM Elective  3
Minor Course  3
Area V GER Course  3
Area V GER Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
CM 331COMMUNICATION THEORY 3
CM 300+  3
Minor Course  3
Area V GER Course  3
Area V GER Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
CM 370COMM RESEARCH METHODS 3
CM 300+  3
Minor Course  6
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
CM 431SENIOR SEMINAR 3
CM 300+  3
Minor Course  3
Elective  3
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
 Total Semester Hours: 120