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Studying Communication at Regis

Regis’ communication program provides foundational understanding of the study of communication (theory and methods) and knowledge in areas such as public, intercultural, interpersonal and organizational communication; performance, advertising, public relations, mass media and cultural studies; video production, and new communication technologies.
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B.A. in Communication

Degree Overview

Our program and degree are designed for students whose academic, creative and professional interests may be interdisciplinary or wide-ranging. Our majors and minors are required to take theory, research methods, ethics and a capstone course, in addition to an array of other offerings that expand knowledge across the discipline. They also complete an internship or practicum.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Communication with the following emphasis areas: Identity, Community and Culture (IC);Media and Society (MS); and Public Relations & Civic Engagement (PR). Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements  (9 credit hours)

FOUNDATIONAL: ALL MAJORS MUST TAKE (9 CR)

COM 300 Professional Portfolio (Every Fall & Spring Semester)
COM 380 Communication Questions, Contexts and Theory (Every Fall & Spring Semester) 
COM 381 Research Methods in Communication (Every Fall & Spring Semester) 

INTRODUCTORY COURSES TO EMPHASIS AREAS: ALL MAJORS CHOOSE ONE (3 CR) 

COM 303 American Media Institutions (MS) (Every Fall Semester)
COM 310 Interpersonal Communication (IC) (Every Fall Semester)
COM 306 Intro to Public Relations (PR) (Every Fall Semester)
Total Upper Division Requirements  (30 credit hours)

Required Upper Division Courses from Emphasis Area (12 CR) 

ALL MAJORS CHOOSE ONE (3CR) FROM EMPHASIS AREA

COM 400 Intercultural Communication (IC) (Every Spring Semester)
COM 409 Critical Methods for Visual Communication (MS) (Every Spring Semester
COM 416 Public Relations (PR) (Every Spring Semester) 
AND ALL OF
COM 427

Communication Ethics (Every Fall Semester)

AND
COM 495 Senior Capstone Experience (Every Spring Semester)
AND 
COM 496 Communication Practicum (Every Fall and Spring Semester)
OR
COM 498 Internship in Communication (Every Fall & Spring Semester)
UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVES 15 CR

ALL MAJORS CHOOSE 18 CR FROM AMONG
 
COM 402 Media Aesthetics (MS, PR) (Every Fall Semester)
COM 403

Forensic Participation (Offered Fall & Spring Semesters)

COM 405 Interpersonal Conflict (ICC, PR) (Fall Even Years)
COM 412 Performance of Self & Society (ICC, PR) (Spring Even Years)
COM 413 Strategies of Dialogue (ICC, PR) (Spring Odd Years)
COM 418 Organizational Communication (IC, MS, PR) (Fall Even Years)
COM 419 Performance Workshop: Theatre, Civic Engagement and Social Justice (Fall odd years) 
COM 421 Persuasion and Argumentation (IC, MS, PR) (Spring Even Years)
COM 424

New Communication Technologies (IC, MS, PR) (Spring Even Years)

COM 425

Video Production (IC, MS, PR) (Every Spring Semester)

COM 428 Media and Politics (IC, MS, PR) (Fall Even Years)
COM 430 Music and Audio Technology (MS, PR) (Every Fall Semester)
COM 432

Advertising Theory and Practice (MS, PR) (Spring Odd Years)

COM 440

Gender, Sexuality and Communication (IC, MS, PR) (Spring Even Years)

COM 445

Television Programming and Criticism (MS) (Spring Even Years)

COM 456 The Culture and Politics of Public Memory (IC, MS, PR) (Fall Even Years
COM 464 Film Criticism (MS) (Fall Odd Years)
COM 471  International Communication 
COM 485 

Special Topics in Communication (IC, MS, PR) (No Set Rotation) 

COM 490 Independent Study in Communication (IC, MS, PR) (No Set Rotation)
COM/RCC  Our Networked Lives 
COM/RCC  Rhetoric of Consumption 
COM/RCC  African Americans in Film 
COM/RCC  Global Human Rights/Violence Against Women 
Courses Contributing to Conflict Minor 
COM 413  Strategies of Dialogue (see above) 


How to Apply

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