Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program: B.A./B.S. in Communication: Broadcast/Digital Media/M.A. in Communication

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The Accelerated B.A./B.S. in Communication: Broadcast/Digital Media 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 fields of broadcast/digital media and strategic communication. 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.

Undergraduate Requirements
  B.A. B.S.
Developing a Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts
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 first-year 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

[Math Advising Tool (eMAT) 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 credit hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.    
Religion
6-9
6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.    
Social Science
6
6
 
  • POLS 2301
  • 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:
Broadcast/Digital Media Major

48

48

Complete the following courses for 48 credit hours:
  COMA 1302 Speech and Interpersonal Communication
COMA 2302 Voice and Articulation
COMA 2304 Introduction to Broadcast/Digital Media
COMA 3304 Writing Across Media
COMA 3307 Film and Electronic Cinematography
ART/COMA 3317 Contemporary Advertising
COMA 3319 Visual Communication
COMA 4300 Portfolio Research
COMA 4303 Video Editing (S-L)
COMA 4308 Audio Production
COMA 4309 Radio Formats
COMA 4310 Internship in Communication
COMA 4319 Communication Styles: A Key to Business Success
COMA 4340 Broadcast/Digital Media Practicum (S-L)
 
And complete two allied courses for 6 hours:
MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing
PSYC 4330 Social Psychology
Electives 2-18 8-15
  • 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 is required.
  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 6 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor's degrees. This equates to a total of 36 Undergraduate upper-level credit hours required.
Total Undergraduate Hours 114
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses (6 hours) 6
  COMA 6300 Introduction to Communication Graduate Studies
COMA 6301 Advanced Communication Theory
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED 120
Remaining Graduate Requirements
M.A. in Communication Requirements
Required Core Courses (12 hours) 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 hours) 18
Choose one of six concentrations:
 
Communication Leadership Concentration
  MAL 6301 Christian Worldview of Leadership  
  MAL 6303 Leadership in Conflict and Adversity  
  MAL 6304 Leadership Communication  
  Any additional graduate-level COMA course selected in consultation with an advisor.  
  Any additional graduate-level program course selected in consultation with an advisor.  
     
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 6315 Communication Studies Graduate Internship
or
COMA 6316 Communication Studies Graduate Research Project
 
Communication for Ministry Concentration
  Biblical Servant Leadership
MACM 5301 Foundations of Christian Ministry
MACM 6309 Shepherding in the 21st Century
MAGL 5321 Sharing Gospel Faith
Elective: Any additional graduate-level COMA course selected in consultation with an advisor.
Elective: Any additional graduate-level program course selected in consultation with an advisor.
   
Marketing Communication Concentration  (New Fall 2016)
  COMA 6322 Communication Campaigns  
  MRKT 6312 Consumer & Buyer Behavior  
  MRKT 6321 International Marketing  
  MRKT 6331 Marketing Analysis  
  MRKT 6341 Advanced Marketing Strategies  
  Elective: 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 6325 Organizational Communication Management Graduate Internship
or
COMA 6326 Organizational Communication Management Graduate Research Project
 
Worship Studies Concentration
  DISC 5302 Biblical Servant Leadership
WORS 5307 History of Worship Song
WORS 6303 Spiritual Formation and Worship
WORS 6316 Worship Theology for Contemporary Ministry
Any additional graduate-level COMA course selected in consultation with an advisor.
Any additional graduate-level program course selected in consultation with an 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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