Oct 19, 2019  
2011-2012 General Catalog 
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Speech Communication, BS

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Languages, Philosophy and Speech Communication

Students must complete the General Education Requirements .

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  •   and   will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
  • Complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) and Social Sciences (DSS). A Speech DSS course will not satisfy this requirement


Course Requirements

Minimum Departmental Requirements
Total Credits:

  Speech Major 33
  Organizational Communication Minor 15
  Speech Communication Teaching Minor 19
Grade Point Average to Declare a Major or Minor 2.5 Career GPA
Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major or Minor and 2.5 GPA within Major/Minor Classes 2.0 Career GPA


Speech Major (33 credits) (2.5 GPA) (C- or better required for all major classes)

As many as 16 credits completed at other colleges or universities may be used to partially satisfy these requirements. For more information, students should contact their advisor. Students must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in all classes applied toward the major.

B. Senior Year Capstone Course (3 credits)

This course, which is offered spring semester only, must be taken during the student’s senior year.

C. Thematic Area Courses (21 credits)

Students must take at least 9 credit hours from 1 of the three thematic areas and a minimum of 6 credit hours from the other two thematic areas:

D. Elective Courses (3 credits)

Any course listed above in section C, Thematic Area Courses (or those listed below) may serve as an elective.


1 Internship project and number of credits must be approved by an advisor.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (10 of last 40 must be USU credits)


Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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