Business Communication Program Requirements

The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in business communication. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson core curriculum. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.

Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.

Major Requirements:

CM 101

Public Speaking

CM 115

Interpersonal Communication

CM 211

Intercultural Communication

CM 253

Journalism I

CM 254

Journalism II

CM 260

Business and Professional Communication

CM 290

Business Communication Internship Prep

CM 390

Organizational Communication

CM 401

Senior Internship

IS 124

Introduction to Computer Graphics

IS 134

MS Windows and Office Applications*

MGT 204

Principles of Management

MKT 206

Principles of Marketing

VID 107

Fundamentals of Video




Digital Photography

Take 4 focused electives (12 credits) from the following courses:

CM 223

Writing for the Web

CM 255

Small Group Communication

CM 265

Event Planning and Publicity

CM 270

New Media Communication

CM 275

Principles and Practices of Public Relations

CM 310

Conflict and Negotiation

CM 350

Jr. Level BSCOM Internship

CM 380

The Advertising Campaign

CM 402

Special Topics

IS 260

Presentation Theory

VCD 370

Relationship of Business & Design

Secondary Requirements:

ACC 215

Financial Accounting

IS 135

Advanced MS Office Applications

MATH 140

Basic Statistics*

VCD 270

Introduction to Corporate Communication Design*

Six credits from the following courses:

CM 303

Feature Writing

CM 304

Public Relations Writing

CM 305

Newspaper Practicum

CM 314

Magazine Writing and Publishing

Three business electives selected from the following subjects:

MGT, MKT, EC, FIN, INBUS or LAW 208, LAW345, or LAW 380.

Students may seek a bachelor of art or a bachelor of science degree under this program. Bachelor of arts degree students must complete at least two courses in a foreign language at the intermediate level or above.