Jun 06, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Health Communication, B.A.

College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences  > Jack J. Valenti School of Communication  > Health Communication, B.A.

Students in health communication will develop and acquire knowledge and skills essential to becoming more effective health care consumers and advocates as well as learn the fundamentals of health campaign planning, implementation, and evaluation. Research, theory, and practical application are combined to help students develop communication strategies associated with positive health outcomes and successful negotiation of the health care system. Students will complete coursework across a wide range of health care situations focusing on interpersonal, group, organizational, cultural, and computer-mediated levels of analysis. Students will also complete coursework across a wide range of health care contexts focusing on the role of gender, media, tailored messages, and e-health in building, delivering, and evaluating mediated health campaigns to promote health and behavior change.

Communication Major

All undergraduate majors in the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication must complete, with a GPA of at least 2.00, 6.0 semester hours as follows:

COMM 1301 , and COMM 4303 .

To take Jack J. Valenti School of Communication courses at the 3000- and 4000-level, students should complete COMM 1301 . Majors should complete it in their first 60 hours; transfer students should do so in their first two terms at the university.

Students who enroll for advanced courses without completing the nonadvanced requirements may be dropped by the instructor or the school. Neither the school nor the instructor will be responsible for tuition refunds.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in communication:

Students must achieve a 2.00 cumulative GPA in all courses that count toward the major with at least a C in each.

No COMM course for major (or minor) may be taken more than three times.

Jack J. Valenti School Requirements (6.0 hours)

Health Communication Requirements: (12.0 hours)

Required Electives: 6.0 hours (two courses) from: