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2024-2025 Southeastern University- Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Southeastern University- Undergraduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Science, Communication: Human Communication

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Bachelor of Science, Communication: Human Communication (Four-Year Plan)  


Program Description

The Communication: Human Communication program emphasizes the principles and best practices of mass-mediated communication and human communication. The communication core focuses on effective communication, storytelling, and analysis of the mass media. The human communication concentration includes instruction and guidance in the areas of human communication, including interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, and interracial communication. Students are guided to become better public speakers, writers, and conversationalists, whether their goal is to inform, entertain, or persuade. Students analyze communication artifacts and assess their effectiveness, persuasiveness, and ethics.

Potential Career Options

Potential career options for those pursuing this degree include communications consultant, motivational speaker, fundraising and development officer, non-profit director, communication manager, corporate communication coordinator, and other human communication-related careers. Graduates are equipped to improve the organizational communication of businesses, non-profit organizations, and corporations, whether in a full-time or consultant capacity. Graduates can find fulfillment by helping people communicate more effectively and ethically in an interpersonal or intercultural context.

Total Program: 120 Credit Hours

Foundational Core - 34 Credit Hours

Habits of Inquiry - 22 Credit Hours

Major Core - 45 Credit Hours

Divine Design (Major Specific Experiential Learning) - 6 Credit Hours

Divine Design - 35 Credit Hours

To meet the Divine Design requirement, students may earn credit hours in general elective courses, declared minors/certificates, or enjoy other experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, or practicums. Other practicum options include PRAC 1001  (1 credit hour), PRAC 1002   (2 credit hours), PRAC 1003   (3 credit hours), PRAC 1004   (4 credit hours), up to 24 credit hours. General Electives are any college-level course that does not satisfy the above program requirements. Students must complete the above program requirements with the remaining credit hours earned in the Divine Design to meet the total program hours.

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