Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program: B.A./B.S. in Communication: Public Relations/M.A. in Communication

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The Accelerated B.A./B.S. in Communication: Public Relations 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 public relations 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 and any 3 lower level hours selected from ECON, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, SOCI.

   
Total General Studies Hours
48-64
51-58

B.A./B.S. Communication: Public Relations Major:

48

Complete the following courses for 48 credit hours:
 

ACCT 2301     Principles of Financial Accounting

COMA 1302 Speech and Interpersonal Communication

COMA 2302    Voice and Articulation
COMA 2330 Introduction to Public Relations
COMA 3301 Nonverbal Communication

COMA 3303 Small Group Communication

COMA 3304 Writing Across Media

COMA 3317    Contemporary Advertising

COMA 3350    Social Media

COMA 4310    Internship in Communication

COMA 4319    Communication Styles: Key to Business Success

COMA 4320    Technology in Communication

COMA 4322    Leadership Communication (S-L)
COMA 4323 Communication Theory

COMA 4345    Public Relations in the Real World (S-L)

Required Electives: Complete one of the following allied courses for 3 hours
 

MANA 3301    Principles of Management (S-L)
MRKT 3301 Principles of Marketing

PSYC 4330    Social Psychology (Prerequisite: PSYC or SOCI 1301)

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 are 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 Graduate Communication 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
     

    COMA 6303Digital Media Communication
    COMA 6305Presentation Communication (S-L)

    COMA 6307Communication Leadership for Groups
    COMA 6309Social Media and Communication

    M.A. in Communication Concentrations  
    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    
      MANA 6312  Communication and Business Behavior    
      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
      DISC 5302   Biblical Servant Leadership
      MAGL 5321   Sharing Gospel Faith
      MACM 5301    Foundations of Christian Ministry
      MACM 6309    Shepherding in the 21st Century
      Any additional graduate-level COMA course selected in consultation with an advisor.
      Any additional graduate-level program course selected in consultation with an advisor.
           
      Marketing Communication Concentration    
      COMA 6322    Communication Campaigns    
      MRKT 6312   Consumer & Buyer Behavior    
      MRKT 6321   International Marketing    
      MRKT 6331   Marketing Analysis    
      MRKT 6341   Advanced Marketing Strategies    
      Any additional graduate-level program course selected in consultation with an advisor.    
           
      Organization 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 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

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

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