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2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech Communication, B.A.

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The Communication major provides a liberal arts orientation to the study of human communication. Graduates of the communication program often pursue careers in education, management, public relations, business, or government, or continue on for graduate study in communication or law.

Program Requirements

Department Core: 10-11 Credits

Communication Core: 6 Credits

Distribution Requirements: 15 Credits

One Distribution or Elective course must come from the Diverse Voices (dv) category.

Diverse Voices Category

dv Each of these fulfills the Diverse Voices requirement.

Five courses chosen from the following areas

Communication Electives: 6-8 Credits

select two


  • Internships do not fulfill the distribution requirements but are highly recommended electives and will count for the communication electives requirement.
  • New courses and special topics courses will be categorized when introduced.
  • Ordinarily, no more than two courses may be used to satisfy the requirements for both the English and the Communication majors. No more than 6 credits in the minor can be used to satisfy other college major or minor requirements. No more than one online course and no more than one reduced-time course (e.g. Winter or Summer Session course lasting fewer than six weeks) may be used to satisfy the requirements for the major. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for all courses counted toward the major, minor, or specialization.

Total Credit Hours Required: 37-40

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