Communication (B.S.) - Communication - Resident

Communication (B.S.) - Communication - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective 23
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 30-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 42
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 42
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 42
THEO 202Theology Survey II 42
Total Hours40-43

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skills requirements


HIUS 221, HIUS 222, or HIUS 223 is strongly recommended


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete an applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 and EVAN 101 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 and THEO 202 waived

Major Requirements 

Major Foundational Courses
SCOM 110Media and Culture 13
Total Hours3

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
DMCA 499Internship3
SCOM 201Public Speaking3
SCOM 210Theoretical Foundations in Communication3
SCOM 212Criticism of Popular Culture3
SCOM 220Communication & Diversity3
SCOM 300Communication Research3
SCOM 325Interpersonal Communication3
SCOM 330Creative Problem Solving in Teams3
SCOM 345Persuasion3
SCOM 360Leadership Communication3
SCOM 420Advanced Public Communication3
SCOM 490Crisis Communication and Negotiation3
STCO 346Persuasive Advertising and Storytelling3
STCO 372Employee and Organizational Communication3
Total Hours42
SCOM 315Narrative, Story-telling and Performance3
SCOM 335Argumentation3
SCOM 365Communication and Christian Ministry3
SCOM 370Motivational Speaking3
SCOM 455Communication Theory3
SCOM 465Rhetorical Theory and Criticism3
Total Hours18
Free Electives
Choose 10-16 credit hours of Free Electives10-16
Total Hours10-16

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major and concentration taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
INQR 101 Inquiry 1
Communications Elective (SCOM 110) 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
UNIV 101 Foundational Skills 1
Second Semester
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
Technology Competency 2 0-3
SCOM 212 Criticism of Popular Culture 3
Second Year
First Semester
RSCH 201 Research 3
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
SCOM 201 Public Speaking 3
SCOM 210 Theoretical Foundations in Communication 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
Information Literacy Elective 1,3 3
SCOM 220 Communication & Diversity 3
SCOM 315 Narrative, Story-telling and Performance 3
SCOM 325 Interpersonal Communication 3
Third Year
First Semester
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
SCOM 300 Communication Research 3
SCOM 330 Creative Problem Solving in Teams 3
SCOM 370 Motivational Speaking 3
SCOM 365 Communication and Christian Ministry 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Natural Science Elective 1 3
SCOM 335 Argumentation 3
SCOM 345 Persuasion 3
SCOM 360 Leadership Communication 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
SCOM 420 Advanced Public Communication 3
SCOM 455 Communication Theory 3
SCOM 465 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism 3
STCO 346 Persuasive Advertising and Storytelling 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
DMCA 499 Internship 3
SCOM 490 Crisis Communication and Negotiation 3
STCO 372 Employee and Organizational Communication 3
Elective 3
Elective 1
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course; refer to for more information.


HIUS 221, HIUS 222, or HIUS 223 is strongly recommended.

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