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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.

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. 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  (12 credit hours)
COM 380 Communication: Questions, Contexts, and Theory (3 ch)
COM 381 Research Methods in Communication (3 ch)
Six semester hours of a 300-level communication course selected from the following:
COM 301 Rhetoric in Western Thought (3 ch)
COM 303 American Media Institutions (3 ch)
COM 310 Interpersonal Communication (3 ch)
COM 311 Business and Professional Communication (3 ch)
COM 312 Performances of Self and Society (3 ch)
Upper Division Requirements  (27 credit hours)
COM 427 Communication Ethics (3 ch)
COM 495 Senior Capstone Experience (3 ch)
COM 496M/496O/496P or
COM 498M/498O/498P
Communication Practicum (3 ch)
Internship in Communication (3 ch)
Eighteen upper division semester hours of Communication courses selected from the following:
COM 400 Intercultural Communication (3 ch)
COM 402 Media Aesthetics (3 ch)
COM 409 Critical Methods for Visual Communication (2 ch)
COM 413 Strategies of Dialogue (3 ch)
COM 414 Small Group Communication (3 ch)
COM 416 Public Relations (3 ch)
COM 418 Organizational Communication (3 ch)
COM 421 Persuasion and Argumentation (3 ch)
COM 424 New Communication Technologies (3 ch)
COM 425 Video Production (4 ch)
COM 428 Media and Politics (3 ch)
COM 430 Music and AudioTechnology (3 ch)
COM 432 Advertising Theory and Practice (3 ch)
COM 440 Gender, Sexuality and Communication (3 ch)
COM 445 Television Programming and Criticism (3 ch)
COM 446E-W Film Criticism (3 ch)
COM 485E-W Special Topics in Communication (3 ch)
COM 486 Mass Communication and Society (3 ch)
COM 490E-W Independent Study in Communication (1-6 ch)

In addition, Communication majors are required to select a minor in consultation with their advisor. This requirement is waived if the student chooses a second major.

How to Apply

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