Speech Communication Undergraduate Major (BA, BS, HBA, HBS)
Students majoring in Speech Communication must choose between a Communication option and a Theatre Arts option. Both options function as stand-alone majors.
The Communication option consists of 48 credits of course work. Students who choose the Communication option will be required to satisfactorily complete an undergraduate prerequisite core before applying (through the School of Arts and Communication) to the major. Students who are working on completing the prerequisite core are placed in pre-communication.
The Theatre Arts option consists of 51 credits of course work. Students in theatre arts do not need to complete the undergraduate prerequisite core required in the Communication option. The course requirements for students pursuing a Theatre Arts option are held to a minimum with the intention of allowing the student and his or her faculty advisor to devise a program most suited to the student's specific needs and objectives.
Students pursuing the Bachelor's degree in Speech Communication must successfully complete the requirements of either the Communication option (48 credits) or Theatre Arts option (51 credits); the requirements of the Liberal Arts Core (15 credits); the Oregon State Baccalaureate Core (48 credits); and the requirements for the BA or BS.
Major Code: 985