Course Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree in Communication: Graphic Design

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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 freshman and trasnfer 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

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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 form 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 semester hours depending on semester hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.    
Social Science
6
6
       
Total General Studies Hours 45-64 48-58

Graphic Design Major:

48

48

Complete the following 17 courses for 48 semester hours:
 

ART 1301     Design I

ART 1303     Drawing I

COMA 1302Fundamentals of Speech Communication

COMA 2050   Sophomore Portfolio Review
COMA 2314Photography I
COMA 3301Nonverbal Communication

COMA 3304Writing Across Media

COMA 3318   Web Design

COMA 3319   Visual Communications

COMA 3321   Graphic Design I

COMA 3322   Graphic Design II

COMA 3325   Lettering and Typography

COMA 4300   Portfolio Research
COMA 4310Internship in Communication

COMA 4318   History of Graphic Design I

COMA 4321   Advertising Design (S-L)

COMA 4338  History of Graphic Design II

Complete the following allied courses for six hours:
6
6
 

MRKT 3301  Principles of Marketing

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

Specialization Electives:
3
3
Complete at least 3 additional upper-level hours of courses in Communication:
 

COMA 3302Public Forum Debate
COMA 3303Small Group Communication

COMA 3308Persuasive Communication
COMA 3314Photography II

COMA 3317Advertising and Visual Communication II
COMA 4301Readers Theater
COMA 4305Communication through Hymnology
COMA 4319Communication Styles: A Key to
Business

                Success
COMA 4320Technology in Communication

COMA 4322Leadership Communication (S-L)

COMA 4323Communication Theory
COMA 4330   Special Topics in Communication

COMA 4380The Arts and the Creative Process
ENGL 3307 Creative Christian Writing
MRKT 3303Promotional Strategies

Electives
0-15
5-12
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours. A minor is recommended.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
120
120


 

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.

Minor in Communication
A minor in Communication will consist of at least 18 hours of coursework in the department, including 9 hours of upper-level courses. The student must complete
COMA 1302. The general communication theory achieved in this minor will supplement many professional programs in other departments as the student builds competency in general communication.

Other Communication Majors:

Communication: Broadcast Communication

Communication: Communication Theory

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College of Fine Arts Majors:

ART:

BA/BS Art
   
COMMUNICATION:
BA/BS Communication: Broadcast/Digital Media
BA/BS Communication: Communication Theory
BA/BS Communication: Graphic Design
   
MUSIC:
BA/BS Music

BM Church Music

BM Vocal Performance
BM Piano Performance
BM Theory
BME EC-12 Choral Music with Teacher Certification
   
MUSIC BUSINESS:
BA/BS Music Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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