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Communication (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Communication is a more general program, giving students the opportunity to explore the other Communication programs offered at Endicott College (Digital Media and Marketing Communication) as well as topics exploring the internet and computer-mediated communication.

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Through their course work, students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Communication explore the many ways media impacts the individual and society, locally and internationally. Because Communication is a more general major, students also complete hands-on work within their communication courses. Additionally, students may begin their studies in the Communication major and then move into another Communication major as their interests develop.

Communication graduates leave Endicott with a full toolbox of skills that enable them to enter a variety of fields.  

School of Communication Curriculum Requirements

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125


Freshman - Credits: 32

  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 30
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
CMM 100 - Media Aesthetics (Cr: 3)
CMM 106 - Media and Culture I (Cr: 3)
CMM 115 - Social Media: Theory and Practice (Cr: 3)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
CMM 103 - Advertising Fundamentals (Cr: 3)
CMM 203 - Public Relations (Cr: 3)
CMM 107 - Media and Culture II (Cr: 3)
CMM 110 - Introduction to Digital Filmmaking (Cr: 3)
CMM 207 - Writing for Media (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
CMM 211 - Introduction to Journalism (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

Junior - Credits: 31

  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • General Electives   (Cr: 12)   (two must be above the 100 level)
CMM 306 - Social Impact of the Media (Cr: 3)
CMM 315 - Global Mass Communication (Cr: 3)
CMM 345 - Media and Cultural Studies (Cr: 3)
CMM 370 - Communication Research Methods (Cr: 3)
CMM 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
CMM 400 - Contemporary Issues in Media Studies (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Communication Elective above the 300 level   (Cr: 3)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
CMM 380 - Media Ethics and Law (Cr: 3)
CMM 400 - Contemporary Issues in Media Studies (Cr: 3)
(taken a second time)
CMM 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
CMM 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
CMM 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes

  1. During the first year, develop a basic understanding of theories and concepts in the field of communication.
  2. Articulate the core ethical values underlying best practices in the production of media (marketing communication, internet studies, digital journalism, digital film making).
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the research methods used in the many fields encompassed under the umbrella of communication (marketing communication, internet studies, digital journalism, digital film making).
  4. Articulate the complexity of media’s place in society and culture.
  5. Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the communication discipline.
  6. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the Communication discipline.
  7. Demonstrate integrated learning skills by making connections between classroom learning and professional life in the discipline.
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