Mar 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Professional Communication and Emerging Media, B.S.


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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 their career.

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 40 credits  
Professional Core 54 credits  
Concentration 26 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 mathematics or statistics course and a natural science course with a lab are required.​

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


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

Professional Core (54 credits)


Global Learning (8 credits)


Students must earn at least eight credits of foreign language and/or credits earned while studying abroad.

Experiential Learning (1 credit)


All students are required to complete at least one credit of practicum or cooperative education experience. See your advisor or program director for additional information. NOTE: Each practicum credit requires at least 80 hours of professional work. Co-ops must meet the requirements set by Career Services: at least 320 hours with paid compensation completed within a summer or semester.

Concentrations (26 credits)


Applied Field (11 credits)

In consultation with your advisor and/or program director, choose at least 11 credits as an Applied Field to fulfill the 26-credit concentration requirement.

Applied Field (11 credits)

In consultation with your advisor and/or program director, choose at least 11 credits as an Applied Field to fulfill the 26-credit concentration requirement.

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