Business and Communication BA/BS

Students who want a career at the managerial level in business, with a heavy reliance on effective communication, should consider the Business and Communication major. This joint bachelor’s degree program, in the Business and Humanities Divisions, provides graduates with the skills needed for success in a business environment. Program requirements and electives provide a strong foundation in both business and communication, culminating in capstone courses selected from either Business or Communication. This degree is for students planning for careers in corporate communications, marketing, public relations, sales, or media-related businesses. This degree is now offered completely online, face-to-face, or a combination of the two.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
ECON-201PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS3.00
or ECON-202 PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
PSYC-101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300V (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-40.00

Program Requirements

Business Requirements
AC-231PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3.00
AC-232PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3.00
BUS-101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3.00
BUS-311FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT THEORY3.00
BUS-321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3.00
BUS-365BUSINESS LAW I3.00
BUS-380INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS3.00
or BUS-482 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Select one of the following:3.00
BUSINESS STATISTICS
STATISTICAL METHODS
STATISTICAL METHODS
STATISTICAL METHODS
Communication Requirements
COMM-320PERSUASION3.00
COMM-345COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY3.00
Select 21 credits from the following:21.00
Select one COMM course at the 200/300/400 level
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
MEDIA RELATIONS
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION THEORY
RESTORATIVE COMMUNICATION
NEW MEDIA & COMMUNICATION
INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS
TECHNICAL WRITING
WRITING FOR A DIGITAL AUDIENCE
ADVANCED WRITING AND COMMUNICATION
Capstone Area
Select one of the following capstone areas:6.00
Business Capstone:
SENIOR STRATEGIC SEMINAR I
SENIOR STRATEGIC SEMINAR II
Communication Capstone:
SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT DESIGN
RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATIONS
General Electives
Select 26 general electives26.00
Total Credits83.00

Summary

General Education37
General Electives26
Major Requirements51
Capstone Area6
Total120