The major in Business Communication consists of two tracks: Human Communication or Mass Communication (including journalism). Whichever track is chosen, the B.A. in Business Communication requires lower-division requirements of CT 2000, CT 2040, CT 2200, JN 2000, AC 2000, and AC 2100 (or AC 4500), EC 2000 and EC 2100 (or EC 4550), and BUS 1900. One three-hour statistics course is required (PY 2100, BUS 2200, MT 3400, or MT 3410).
The B.A. in Business Communication also requires two semesters of college-level study of one language other than English. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing two semesters of college-level literature in one language other than English. In either case, these two courses must be taken for college credit.
Students must choose one track from the two tracks available in the Business Communication major: Human Communication or Mass Communication. The upper-division Communication requirements (9 hours) for both tracks include: CT 4350, CT 4860 and CT 4940.
Additional upper-division Communication requirements (6 hours) for each track are as follows:
1) Human Communication track: Required upper-division courses are CT 4870 and one of the following: CT 3000, CT 3300, JN/CT 3500, CT 3840 or CT 3850.
2) Mass Communication track: Required upper-division courses are CT 4890 and one of the following: JN/CT 3500 or JN/CT 4180.
Writing (12 hours): The upper-division writing requirements for both tracks include EN 3160, EN 3180, and two electives in a 3000-4000-level English or Journalism writing course.
Business (9 hours): The upper-division business requirements for both tracks include FN 3000, MK 3000 and one upper-division Business (BUS), Management (MG), or Marketing (MK) elective.
Business Communication majors are required to compete in either the Dowling Oratory Contest or the Bourke Extemporaneous Speaking Contest to complete major requirements. A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course required for the major. (A grade of C will not satisfy the requirement.)