Communication


Overview & Academics

The multi disciplinary program in COMMUNICATION provides theory, tools and techniques for analyzing and producing works of communication in many arenas of professional and personal interaction.

Communication Faculty

Department Contact

Jason Buel, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Communications
Communication Program Coordinator
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
jbuel@ncwc.edu 
252.985.5267

Career Options

  • Copywriting
  • Public Relations Personnel
  • Internal Communications
  • Advertising
  • Event Planning
  • Foreign Relations

Major Requirements
Core Requirements:

ENG 130
COM 200, 300, 308, 499 and 12 semester hours from ENG 210, 211; ENT 140; CIS 201; MKT 205
COM 191, 195 and 12 semester hours from MKT 317; ENG 304, 310, 320, 370, 373, 415, 472; COM 421, 495; PSY 315

Minor Requirements
No minor available

Communication Undergraduate Plan*

Fall Semester Credits
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness; Wellness 2
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
ENG 112 Writing II 3
Mathematics Requirement 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
ENG 130 Fundamentals of Communication 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Laboratory Requirement 1
COM 200 Mass Communication 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 13


Spring Semester Credits
Ethics Requirement 3
COM 300 Communication Theory 3
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
COM 308 Communication Research Methods 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
ENG Literature Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
Lower Level Major Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
International Studies Requirement 3
Upper Level Major Requirement 3
COM 499 Senior Seminar in Communication 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

* The four-year degree plan provided is just a guide and not an actual expectation of courses that students have to take during specific semesters. Each student may have a unique graduation plan based on transfer credit, courses offerings, course load taken, summer course options, intended career/graduate school plans, etc. An advisor will work one-on-one with students to customize a four-year degree plan during a student’s first semester if requested by the student.