This major is built to facilitate the transferral of courses to Eastern Michigan University, from all 28 community colleges in Michigan. Faculty from across the state identified courses a student may take in the first and second year of the bachelor’s degree programs at all participating universities.
The MiTransfer Pathways courses in communication are:
Faculty also identified Remaining Degree Requirements, which include courses that students can transfer from the community college. These courses are noted below.
Unless otherwise noted, only courses deemed equivalent by EMU faculty may satisfy major requirements. For a list of applicable courses, see “Approved Courses” links or Transfer Equivalencies. Please see “Critical Graduation Information” below for additional policies governing transfer credit.
The undergraduate program in Communication, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, is one of the largest programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. As a student in Communication, you’ll explore the impact and influence of communication in personal, professional, and public contexts and learn the fundamentals and techniques that give effective communication the power to inform and to persuade.
The Communication Major engages students in lifelong learning that addresses socially and globally pressing communication challenges through scholarly, creative, critical, and practical curriculum and instruction. It prepares undergraduate students for careers as ethical communicators with a broad understanding of contemporary communication issues and with skills that are adaptable to a variety of contexts. The following are the Programmatic Student Learning Outcomes for the Communication Major:
- Students will be able to conduct a critical analysis of various communication messages.
- Students will be able to apply communication theory and concepts to various situational forms of message production.
- Students will be able to apply ethical principles to various communicative acts.
- Using communication strategies, students will be responsive to the needs of the community.
- Students’ communication choices will demonstrate respect and dignity for all human experiences.
Communication majors have the opportunity to further develop and refine their communication skills through participating in our internship program, the Undergraduate Research Symposium, academic service-learning courses, and our nationally ranked forensics team. Many of our Communication graduates have gone on to challenging careers in advertising, business administration, government, health services, human resources, management, marketing, politics, public relations, and social services. Others have found a degree in communication to be excellent preparation for advanced studies in law or pursuing communication-related graduate programs.