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Health and Wellness Communication Specialization

Core Course Selection for Health and Wellness Communication (5)

COM 103: Introduction to Communication Theory

COM 117: (Introduction to Film Studies) or COM 118: (Introduction to Television Studies) or COM 242: (Interpersonal Communication) or COM 310 ( Theories of Persuasion)

COM 293: Health and Risk Communication Campaigns: A Social Marketing Approach

COM 390: Communication Research Methods

COM 415: (International Communication) or COM 460: (Global Health Communication and Social Change)

Electives (4)

COM 261: Introduction to Public Relations

COM 310: Theories of Persuasion

COM 335: Interpersonal Health Communication
COM 342: Lifespan Communication

COM 345: New Media and Health Communication

COM 415: International Communication

COM 460: Global Health Communication and Social Change

COM 370: Sexual Communication: Identities, Relationships, and Health

COM 371: Strategies of Public Relations

COM 411: Intercultural Communication

COM 487: Advanced Student-Faculty Research


Communication Studies Electives (Pick 3 Communication Courses)


Topics in Communication Studies (COM 270 or 370), Internship (COM 399), and Independent Study (COM 391) may be taken to complete the major. One unit each of internships or independent studies may count as electives toward the major.