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, offered by 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 disciplines, culminating in capstone courses selected from either Business or Communication. This degree is for students pursuing careers in corporate communications, marketing, public relations, sales, or media relations. It may be completed online, face-to-face, or a combination of the two.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO 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
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
ECON-201PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3.00
or ECON-202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
PSYC-101INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-43.00

Program Requirements

Business Requirements
AC-231PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3.00
AC-232PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3.00
BUS-101INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3.00
BUS-220BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3.00
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
Communication Requirements
COMM-320PERSUASION3.00
COMM-345COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY3.00
Select 21 credits from the following:21.00
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
LOGIC AND ARGUMENTATION
EDITING FOR PRINT AND ONLINE
MEDIA RELATIONS
ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION THEORY
SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS
INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS
ADVERTISING
MULTIMEDIA WRITING
RESTORATIVE COMMUNICATION
NEW MEDIA & COMMUNICATION
HUMAN RELATIONS: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS
INTERNSHIP IN COMMUNICATIONS
TECHNICAL WRITING
WRITING FOR A DIGITAL AUDIENCE
ADVANCED WRITING AND COMMUNICATION
SURVEY OF PROFESSIONAL WRITING
PROFESSIONAL WRITING CAPSTONE
Capstone Area
Select one of the following capstone areas:6.00
Communication Capstone:
SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT DESIGN
RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATIONS
Business Capstone:
SENIOR STRATEGIC SEMINAR
Experiential Component
Select one of the following:
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MARKETING RESEARCH
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
Electives
Select 23 elective credits23.00
Total Credits83.00

Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
PSYC-101 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
ECON-201
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
or PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Second Year
Fall
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREDiversity 3.00
AC-231 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I 3.00
BUS-101 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3.00
BUS-220 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 4.00
AC-232 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II 3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Track course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 6.00
 Credits16.00
Third Year
Fall
COMM-320 PERSUASION 3.00
BUS-311 FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT THEORY 3.00
BUS-365 BUSINESS LAW I 3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Track course 3.00
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COMM-345 COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY 3.00
BUS-321 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3.00
ECON-300
STATISTICAL METHODS
or BUSINESS STATISTICS
3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Track course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Fourth Year
Fall
BUS-380
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
or INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
3.00
COMM-498 SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT DESIGN (or BUS: Experiential Component) 1 3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Track course 3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Track course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COMM-499
RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN COMMUNICATIONS
or SENIOR STRATEGIC SEMINAR
3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Track course 3.00
Program RequirementSelect COMM Track course 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 2.00
 Credits14.00
 Total Credits120.00

Note: If a student wants to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, they will need to complete 4 semesters (16 credits) of the same Foreign Language instead of taking elective credits.

Graduates with a BA/BS in Business and Communication go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Public Relations
  • Sales and Promotion

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