Communication

The Bachelor of Arts in communication program assumes the practical application of knowledge about human communication and application of communication skills to every human situation or context. In this program, you can choose a media or relational communication track to gain further skills in an area that fits your career goals. 

Skills in communication are widely transferable, and students who earn communication degrees from Hiram in Northeast Ohio are able to adapt to the rapid changes taking place in the workplace. Career possibilities for those who have earned on-campus or online bachelor’s degrees include roles in advertising agencies, film companies, newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, the theater and in the public sector, including positions in public relations and international marketing and sales.

At Hiram College, we offer on-campus and online classes in communication, allowing students to earn their degrees in ways that works for their schedules. This program is ideally suited for students in Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown and surrounding areas who wish to earn communication degrees in northeast Ohio. 

If you’ve ever considered earning your adult education degree in communication, now is the time to get started. Contact us today to learn more about the on-campus and online classes in communication at Hiram College.

Course Requirements

REQUIRED MAJOR COURSESCREDIT HOURS
Communication 10100: Foundations of Public Communication 4
Communication 30000:  Human Communication Theory 4
Communication 46500: Research in Communication Studies 3
Communication 47500: Senior Seminar 4
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES
Students must complete one writing course beyond Writing in the Liberal Arts I and II. 3-4
Total Credit Hours (Required Courses) 18-19
AREA OF CONCENTRATION
Students must complete at least six communication courses (at least 20 hours) in addition to the core requirements.  A minimum of four of these courses should come from one area of concentration, and should be selected in consultation with an academic advisor.
Organizational Communication Track
Communication 22000: Interpersonal Communication (CA) 3
Communication 22100: Group Interaction Processes 3
Communication 22200: Organizational Communication 4
Communication 22500:  Nonverbal Communication (CA) 3
Communication 23000: Argumentation and Advocacy 4
Communication 25000: Communication Between Cultures (EW) 3
Communication 28000: Business and Professional Communication  4
Communication 32400: Gender Communication (CA) 3
Communication 32600: Persuasion and Attitude Change  4
Mediated Communication Track
Communication 23700: Media Law and Ethics (ES) 3
Communication 24000*: Survey of Journalism 4
Communication 24100: Mass Media and Society 3
Communication 24500: Public Relations 4
Communication 24800: Media and Multiculturalism (UD) 4
Communication 24900: Principles of Advertising  3
Communication 32600: Persuasion and Attitude Change  4
Communication 34900: Media and Relational Communication 4
*Cross-listed as Writing 24000  
 Total Credit Hours (Area of Concentration) 20+
 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR THE MAJOR 38-39
* NOTE:  Students must earn a C- or better in all Required and Advanced Coursework.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 39-48
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR ELECTIVES 33-43
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE 120
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