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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Professional Communication and Emerging Media, B.S.


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        Professional Communication and Emerging Media, B.S. 4-year sequences:

Introduction

Professional Communication and Emerging Media is a rapidly growing profession. Development of new technologies has increased the demand for professionals who can clearly explain policies, products and services to clients and customers. UW-Stout’s program integrates communication theory with coursework in a chosen applied field. Examples of applied fields include biomedical engineering, packaging, international studies, quality management, telecommunications, tourism, training and development, art and design, and business and management. Graduates of this program will have the skills to research, visualize, design, develop and oversee publication of both print and electronic documents.

Copy editing and preparation, multimedia or hypertext writing, and critical, technical and freelance writing courses prepare you to write clearly for specific audiences. In addition, courses in an applied field of your choice supply the strong technical background crucial to communicating complex ideas to different audiences. Elective courses give you the chance to explore other areas, such as photography or creative writing. All students will participate in a co-op, internship or practicum during the junior year.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Professional Core 46 credits  
Concentration 34 credits  

Program Requirements


Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)


Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)


Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses. 

General Education (40 credits)


Analytic Reasoning and Natural Sciences (10 credits)


Courses must be from the areas of analytic reasoning and natural sciences. At least one MATH or STAT course, a natural science with a lab and one additional class must be selected from an approved list are required.

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


Courses must be from two or more areas including art history, creative arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, music appreciation, performing arts and philosophy.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)


Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)


Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues courses.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)


Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.

Selectives (3 credits)


Courses/credits may be selected from any category to meet the 40-credit requirement.

Concentrations (34 credits)


Additional Courses:

Choose an additional 16 credits from a list of approved Applied Field/Focus Area courses to fulfill the 34-credit requirement.

Additional Courses:

Choose an additional 15 credits from a list of approved Applied Field/Focus Area courses to fulfill the 34-credit requirement.

Additional Courses:

Choose an additional 13 credits from a list of approved Applied Field/Focus Area courses to fulfill the 34-credit requirement.

Program Requirements for the Applied Communication Concentration (online)


Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Professional Core 27 credits  
Concentration 15 credits  
Applied Field 38 credits  

Applied Field (38 credits)


Choose an additional 38 applied credits from transfer courses, prior learning, and approved online offerings.

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