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Applied Speech Communication Community Leadership Concentration BS APSC-CMLD

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
COMM 101 Intro to Communication Study 3
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
COMM 221 Small Group Decision Making 3
COMM 299 Theories Human Communication 3
COMM 300 Research Methods in Comm 3
COMM 365 Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 380 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 460 Comm Rights-Responsibilities 3
COMM 493 Internship in Communication 1-8*
COMM 499 Communication Senior Seminar 3
Directed Electives (18 credits minimum required)
Community Leadership Concentration: Required 12 credits
COMM 216 Parli Procedure and Mtng Mgmt 3
COMM 395 Leadership Practicum 3
COMM 421 Leadership and Communication 3
COMM Elective approved by Advisor
Community Leadership Electives: Select two
COMM 251 Argumentation and Debate 3
COMM 305 Communication-Human Relations 3
COMM 310 Nonverbal Communication 3
COMM 332 Persuasive Speaking 3
COMM 333 Theories of Persuasion 3
COMM 340 Communicator:Public Advocate 3
COMM 341 Political Communication 3
COMM 366 Diversity and Communication 3
COMM 370 Communication and Conflict 3
PHIL 216 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHIL 315 Political & Social Philosophy 3
PLSC 121 Amer Gov 1-People and Politics 3
PLSC 122 Amer Gov 2-Policy Making 3
PLSC 323 International Organizations 3
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGMT 302 Team Dynamics - Org Behavior 3
MGMT 373 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 375 Negotiations 3
MGMT 492 Lean Svc Enterprse & Leadershp 3
Application to the workplace or approved Academic Minor 18
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree 120
* 6 credit minimum

Why choose Applied Speech Communication Community Leadership Concentration?

Leadership is a key skill for career success and community satisfaction. This degree focuses on the importance of communication skills for leaders. Courses move from fundamentals of leading meetings and groups to actual practice leading groups, finally capping the leadership experience by examining theories and processes that will enable students to continue lifelong learning as a leader. Students select elective courses from an array of disciplines to build a knowledge base for the workplace or community in which they will serve as leaders.

Career Opportunities

A degree in Applied Speech Communication Community Leadership positions students with specific skills and experiences that prepares them for success in a variety of careers in community leadership.

Admission Requirements

First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.

Graduation Requirements

The Applied Speech Communication program leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires (1) a minimum 2.0 GPA overall, (2) no grade lower than 'C' in any COMM, or ENGL class, (3) a 2.0 GPA in the applications to the workplace courses, (4) at least 40 credits at or above the 300 level, (5) completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website and (6) completion of a minimum of 120 credits.

More Information

Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive/JOH 121
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-3675

Program Coordinator: Dr. Cami Sanderson
Phone: 231-591-2995
email: CamiSanderson@ferris.edu

Advisor: Dr. Sandy Alspach
Phone:   231-591-2779
email:   alspachs@ferris.edu

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