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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

CURRICULUM MAP

This map can help you align your educational goals with the courses in your program of study. It will make visible the relationship among courses to help you develop and deepen key skills through the curriculum. Questions? Contact Murrow Student Services at communication@wsu.edu or call (509) 335-7333.

 

WSU UCORE Requirements

UCORE is the general education component of your degree shared by all students. These general education classes are a key WSU graduation requirement! Note: Only 3 Murrow courses (9 credits) can count as both UCORE and College of Communication credit.

WSU UCORE Requirements
 
 


Murrow College of Communication Core Requirements

Certification in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication opens the door for upper-division courses in each of the three communication degrees: Strategic Communication, Journalism and Media Production, and Communication and Society.

Murrow College Core Requirements

 

 
 
 
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Murrow Degree Requirements

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY

Degree Core Requirements (15 credits)

  • COM 309 Quantitative Research Methods
  • COMSOC 301 Foundations of Persuasion
  • COMSOC 321 Intercultural Communication
  • COMSOC 324 Reasoning and Writing (210; 300)
  • COMSTRAT 310 Digital Content Promotion (210; 300)

300-400-Level Major Electives (12 credits)
300- or 400-level COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, COMSTRAT courses.
Up to six credits of: COM 495 Internship, COM 497 Practicum, COM 499 Special Problems, and/or pre-approved study abroad communication courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (select 1 major)

Communication & Technology (9 Credits)

  • COM 420 New Communication Technologies (Jr.)
  • COM 481 Mobile Media (Jr.; 310 or 320) (Fall)
    or COM 482 Computer Mediated Communication (Jr.) (Spg)
  • COM 490 Web Design and Usability (309; 324; 420) (Spg)

Science Communication (9 Credits)

  • COMSOC 325 Environmental Communication (Jr.)
  • COM 400 Communicating Science & Technology (Jr.)
    or COM 395 Science Writing (300) (Fall)
  • COMSOC 480 Science Communication Camp. (309; 325; 324 or 383) (Spg)

Risk & Crisis Communication (9 Credits)

  • COMSOC 326 Organizing for Social Change (Jr.) (Fall)
  • COMSOC 477 Risk Communication (Jr.)
    or COM 478 Health Communication (Jr.)
  • COM 486 Crisis Communication (Jr.)
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN JOURNALISM AND MEDIA PRODUCTION

Degree Core Requirements (15 credits)

  • COM 320 Visual Communication (210; 300)
  • COM 415 Media Law (Jr.)
  • COM 440 Media Ethics (Jr.)
  • COMJOUR 333 Reporting Across Platforms (210; 300)
  • COMJOUR 350 News & Society

300-400-Level Major Electives (12 credits)
300- or 400-level COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, COMSTRAT courses.
Up to six credits of: COM 495 Internship, COM 497 Practicum, COM 499 Special Problems, and/or pre-approved study abroad communication courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (select 1 major)

Broadcast News (10 credits)

  • COMJOUR 335 Broadcast News Reporting (333)
  • COMJOUR 465 Advanced Television News (335)
  • Specialization Elective: 475-490 in COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, or COMSTRAT

Broadcast Production (10 credits)

  • COMJOUR 355 Beginning Television Production (333)
  • COMJOUR 455 Advanced Television Production (355)
  • Specialization Elective: 475-490 in COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, or COMSTRAT

Multimedia Journalism (9 credits)

  • COMJOUR 390 Video for the Web (210)
  • COMJOUR 425 Reporting of Public Affairs (333)
  • COMJOUR 486 Murrow News Service (335 or 355 or 425)
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

Degree Core Requirements (9 credits)

  • COM 309 Quantitative Research Methods
  • COMSTRAT 310 Digital Content Promotion (210; 300)
  • MKTG 360 Marketing (Jr.)

300-400-Level Major Electives (12 credits)
300- or 400-level COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, COMSTRAT courses.
Up to six credits of: COM 495 Internship, COM 497 Practicum, COM 499 Special Problems, and/or pre-approved study abroad communication courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (select 1 major)

Advertising (15 credits)

  • COMSTRAT 380 Advertising Principles & Practices
  • COMSTRAT 381 Creative Media Strat & Techniques Adv (Jr.; 210; 300)
  • COMSTRAT 382 Media Planning (Jr.; 380)
  • COMSTRAT 480 Adv Agency Operation and Campaigns (381; 382; Sr.)
  • Specialization Elective: 475-490 in COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, or COMSTRAT

Public Relations (15 credits)

  • COMJOUR 333 Reporting Across Platforms (210; 300)
  • COMSTRAT 312 Principles of Public Relations
  • COMSTRAT 383 Media Strategies & Techniques for PR (210; 300)
  • COMSTRAT 485 PR Management & Campaigns (309; 312; 383; Sr.)
  • Specialization Elective: 475-490 in COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, or COMSTRAT