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Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree: B.A./B.S. in Communication: Communication Theory/M.A. in Communication Degree Requirements

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The Accelerated B.A./B.S. in Communication: Communication Theory and M.A. in Communication degree plan provides a seamless interface between undergraduate and graduate degrees in communication for students preparing for a career in the communication field. Through Christ-centered higher education, graduates are prepared to contribute their knowledge and skills as communication specialists and servant leaders to educational, ministry, community, and professional organizations.

 
B.A.
B.S.
Undergraduate Requirements    
Developing A Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301 and/or 2302
Fine Art
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all freshman and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours).
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
  (B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405
[eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite].
Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
3-4
15
 

One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 semester hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Natural Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

Religion
6-9
6-9
  RELI 1301, RELI 1302 and three additional semester hours depending on semester hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
  POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.
• Any 3 lower level hours selected from ECON, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI

Total General Studies Hours
48-64
51-58
B.A./B.S. Communication: Communication Theory Major
36
 
COMA 1302 Speech and Interpersonal Communication
COMA 2302 Voice and Articulation
COMA 3301 Nonverbal Communication
COMA 3302 Public Forum Debate
COMA 3303 Small Group Communication
COMA 3308 Persuasive Communication
COMA 3350 Social Media
COMA 4319 Communication Styles: Key to Business Success
COMA 4322 Leadership Communication (S-L)
COMA 4323 Communication Theory
Specialization Electives
Complete an additional 6 hours of lower-level or upper-level courses in Communication with approval of advisor, 3 of which must be upper-level courses.
       

Electives

  • In order to satisfy the "Undergraduate only" portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.
  • For this accelerated degree, a minimum of 114 undergraduate hours are required.
  • As part of the accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate semester hours required for all bachelor's degrees. This equates to a total of 36 Undergraduate upper-level credit hours required.
14-30
20-27
Total Undergraduate Hours
114
   
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
6
  COMA 6300  Introduction to Graduate Communication Studies
  COMA 6301  Advanced Communication Theory
 
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS
120
       
Remaining Graduate Requirements    
M.A. in Communication Requirements  
Required Core Courses 12
 
COMA 6303 Digital Media Communication
COMA 6305

Presentation Communication

(S-L)

COMA 6307 Communication Leadership for Groups
COMA 6309 Social Media and Communication
M.A. in Communication Concentrations 18
Choose one of four concentrations:
Communication Studies Concentration    
 

 

COMA 6310 Rhetoric, Argumentation, and Advocacy
COMA 6311 Relational Communication
COMA 6312 Advanced Persuasive Communication
COMA 6313 Advanced Nonverbal Communication
COMA 6314 Intercultural Communication
 
COMA 6315Communication Studies Graduate Internship
or 
COMA 6316Communication Studies Graduate Research Project
   
Communication for Ministry Concentration    
 
COMA 6321 Strategic Communication for Organizations
COMA 6322 Communication Campaigns
MACE 6360 Communication Strategies for Ministry
MAWL 6314 Worship Technology

 

Any additional graduate level COMA course selected in consultation with an advisor.

 

Any additional graduate level program course selected in consultation with an advisor.

   
Organizational Communication Management Concentration    
 
COMA 6320 Organizational Communication
COMA 6321 Strategic Communication for Organizations
COMA 6322 Communication Campaigns
COMA 6323 Communication Consulting
COMA 6324 Communication for Global Organizations
 
COMA 6325Organizational Communication Management Graduate Internship
or 
COMA 6326Organizational Communication Management Graduate Research Project
   
Worship Leadership Concentration
 
MACE 6360 Communication Strategies for Ministry
MAWL 5310 Worship Philosophy and Practice
MAWL 6313 21st Century Transformational Worship
MAWL 6314 Worship Technology
Any additional graduate level COMA course selected in consultation with advisor.
Any additional graduate level program course selected in consultation with advisor.

 

   
TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED
30
   
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE
150

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0. 

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

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