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2022 Siena Heights University Catalog 
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Communication, B.A.

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The Professional Communication major is offered at one or more centers of the College for Professional Studies but is not available in the College of Arts and Sciences. Classes required for the Professional Communication major may not be available on the Adrian campus.

The Professional Communication major is a multidisciplinary program for people with prior study, work experience and/or interest in a number of professional communication fields. Students with prior study in communication, journalism, writing, graphic arts, web design and marketing will find this program to be a beneficial degree completion option. Emphasis is placed on enhancing students’ communication skills and competencies in the workplace, along with helping to further prepare students for careers in a number of communication-related fields.

Courses Required for Major

Prerequisites Required: 6 Credit Hours

Program Requirements: 9 credit hours

Cognate Requirements: 12 credit hours

Approved Electives: 15 credit hours

Five approved electives from a number of communication related disciplines, including but not limited to communication, journalism, English (excluding Composition 1 & 2), marketing, graphic design (or related art courses) and web design/multimedia, must be approved by the Professional Communication program coordinator.

Possible elective courses offered by one or more College for Professional Studies degree completion centers include:

Total for Major: 42 credit hours

Other Requirements

*Course must be completed with Siena Heights University. 

* PCM 301  can be taken as an elective if students have NOT used PCM 301 as a program prerequisite. 

**Students MUST take PCM 495  during their final term before graduation. Other courses may be taken during the final term as well, but PCM 495  cannot be taken sooner than the student’s last term at Siena Heights.

18 credit hours at the 300/400 level must be completed with Siena Heights University.

  1. At least one approved elective (3 credit hours) must be taken with Siena Heights University.
  2. All students must maintain a cumulative 2.50 g.p.a. in the major.
  3. Courses to be transferred into the major as electives or prerequisites from other institutions must be 2.0 g.p.a. or better, with some exceptions (see statements 5 & 7).
  4. ENG 101  and ENG 102  (or equivalents) must be completed before beginning coursework in the PCM program with a 3.0 g.p.a. or higher.
  5. A public speaking course or PCM 301  must be completed before beginning PCM coursework in the program.
  6. If a public speaking course is transferred in from a community college , it must be completed at a 3.0 g.p.a. or higher.
  7. Admission to all PCM courses is at the discretion of the PCM Coordinator.

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