Communication (B.S.) - Integrated Communication - Resident

Communication (B.S.) - Integrated Communication - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. 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
INQR 101Inquiry1
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
RSCH 201Research3
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 Hours44-47

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


HIUS 221 Survey of American History I (3 c.h.), HIUS 222 Survey of American History II (3 c.h.), or HIUS 223 Survey of American History I On Site (3 c.h.) 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 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.) and EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.) and THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) 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
ARTS 342Digital Imaging3
or ARTS 361 Digital Photography
BUSI 310Principles of Management3
or BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing
SCOM 370Motivational Speaking3
STCO 357Public Relations and Promotion Tactics3
or SCOM 380 Vendor Communication & Strategic Relations
STCO 367Best Practices: Strategic Communications Management3
STCO 422Social Media Development3
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
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1,3 3
SCOM 220 Communication & Diversity 3
SCOM 325 Interpersonal Communication 3
Elective 3
Third Year
First Semester
Natural Science Elective 1 3
SCOM 300 Communication Research 3
SCOM 330 Creative Problem Solving in Teams 3
SCOM 370 Motivational Speaking 3
STCO 357
Public Relations and Promotion Tactics
or Vendor Communication & Strategic Relations
Second Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
ARTS 342
Digital Imaging
or Digital Photography
BUSI 310
Principles of Management
or Principles of Marketing
SCOM 345 Persuasion 3
SCOM 360 Leadership Communication 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
SCOM 420 Advanced Public Communication 3
STCO 346 Persuasive Advertising and Storytelling 3
STCO 367 Best Practices: Strategic Communications Management 3
STCO 372 Employee and Organizational Communication 3
STCO 422 Social Media Development 3
Second Semester
DMCA 499 Internship 3
SCOM 490 Crisis Communication and Negotiation 3
Elective 3
Elective 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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