Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Communication Studies with a concentration in Organizational Communication. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)32nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)5Goal 3 Natural Science3
COMS 130 or 131 (Goal 2.2 Communication, Major Requirement)23Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)1-2
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 17 15-16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 3 Humanities3
COMS 210 (Major Requirement)4, 53Goal 3 Social Science3
COMS 244, 232, 238, or 246 (Major Requirement)4, 53COMS 330, 331, or 342 (Choose one), Major Requirement4, 53
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
COMS 330, 331, or 342 (Choose one), Major Requirement53Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
COMS 235 (Major Requirement)3COMS 356 (Major Requirement)33
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3COMS Elective 300+ from Primary Concentration (Major Requirement)53
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
COMS Elective 300+ from Primary Concentration (Major Requirement)53COMS Elective 300+ from Primary Concentration (Major Requirement)53
COMS Elective 300+ from Secondary Concentration (Major Requirement)53COMS 496 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3LA&S 492 (Job Search Strategies, or elective)1
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 13
Total Hours: 120-123
1

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course.   

2

The COMS 130/131 requirement can also be fulfilled by exemption

3

COMS 356 is required for the major and requires admission to the major in order to be able to enroll.

4

The Communication Studies department requires completion of admission criteria in order to be admitted to the major. Review admission requirements here

5

The Communication Studies major requires that students choose a primary and secondary concentration within the major. This plan displays the required courses for a primary concentration in Organizational Communication, with an open choice for the secondary concentration. Note: the secondary concentration courses must be chosen from the same concentration area for both the breadth and depth of discipline requirements.

Refer to the Degree Requirements tab for more information, or contact your advisor. 

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.