Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science degree is more strictly focused on the study of Communication, and thus requires more credits in the major. Students can concentrate their academic energies on mastering specific aspects of communication, such as journalism, health communication, strategic communication, video or film production, media studies, and so on. Students have fewer opportunities to explore topics outside of the major, but they learn a great deal more about a specific dimension or type of communication. Students certain of their career goals often choose to pursue the Bachelor of Science degree. There is a common misconception that a Bachelor of "Science" is only offered in technical and scientific fields, but such is not the case.

The specifics for a Bachelor of Communication at U of L are listed below.


Bachelor of Science in Communication

General Education  

34 hours

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements  

13-15 hours


Modes of Inquiry



Humanities or Natural Sciences Electives - 300+



Foreign Language


Department of Communication  

48 hours


Communication 201, 303, 304, 305, 315, 316, 417



Communication 302 or 319



Communication 320, 323, 344
in addition to the two required WR courses



Communication Electives - 200+



Communication Electives - 400+


Supporting Courses  

18 hours


Statistics Course
(MATH 109, CJ 326, BSTA 201, PAS 408, POLS 390, PSYC 301, SOC 301)



Social Science Electives
12 hrs in addition
to Gen Ed courses



Natural Sciences (not Mathematics)


Free Electives  

6-8 hours


121 hours

Culminating Undergraduate Experience fulfilled with one of the following: COMM 402,417,427,436,445,465,481,498,565  

3 hours


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