Health Communication, Concentration

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Critical Thinking3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Core II Natural/Physical Science 4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive (300/400 COLA Lit)3
Writing Intensive (300/400 COLA Lit)3
Multicultural or International3
CMM 478 Bison image Senior Seminar (Capstone)3
College-Specific
Foreign Language 1013
Foreign Language 1023
Foreign Language 2033
Foreign Language 2043
COLA Humanities3
300/400 COLA Literature (WI)3
300/400 COLA Literature (WI)3
300/400 COLA Social Science3
300/400 COLA Social Science3
COLA Social Science3
COLA Natural/Physical Science4
COLA International3
COLA Multicultural3
Intercultural Communication (recommended)
Major-Specific
CMM 302 Cap graduation image Professional Presentations3
CMM 303 Cap graduation image Intro Communication Thry3
CMM 411 Cap graduation image Communication Study & Resch3
CMM 478 Bison image Senior Seminar3
CMM 374Intro to Health Communication3
CMM 474Interpersonal Health Comm3
CMM 479Public Health Communication3
CMM Restricted Major Electives
Select three of the following, at least two must be 300/400 level:9
Fund Interpersonal Com
Persuasive Communication
Group Communication
Intercultural Communication
Listening & Feedback
Interviewing
Theory Persuasion Change
Communication & Conflict
300/400 CMM Elective3
300/400 CMM Elective3
300/400 Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective1

Major Information

  • The total number of free electives will depend on the amount of double and triple counting of requirements.
  • See course attributes each semester for courses that meet multiple requirements.
  • Questions about requirements should be directed to the College of Liberal Arts (304-696-2350). Core II and COLA requirements may not be double counted.
  • Forty-eight credit hours (sixteen 3-hour courses) must be at the 300/400 level.
  • Students must earn a C or better in ENG 201 Advanced Composition and all foreign language courses.
  • Minimum of 120 hours to graduate.

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Four Year Plan

The Communication Studies Department offers a variety of courses and major concentrations which are designed to provide current knowledge, cognitive abilities, and competencies in communication. The Health Communication concentration is intended for students seeking professions in health and wellness-related fields, as well as graduate work in communication.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
Core II Social Science 3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CMM 302 Cap graduation image Professional Presentations 3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
Critical Thinking 3
Core II Humanities 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
CMM 303 Cap graduation image Intro Communication Thry 3
Foreign Language 101 3
Core II Natural/Physical Science 4
COLA Social Science 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
COLA Natural/Physical Science 4
Foreign Language 102 3
Multicultural or International 3
300/400 COLA Literature (WI) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
Foreign Language 203 3
300/400 COLA Social Science 3
300/400 COLA Multicultural 3
300/400 COLA International 3
300/400 CMM Restricted Major Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Foreign Language 204 3
CMM Restricted Major Elective 3
CMM 374 Intro to Health Communication 3
300/400 COLA Social Science 3
300/400 Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
CMM 474 Interpersonal Health Comm 3
CMM 479 Public Health Communication 3
CMM 411 Cap graduation image Communication Study & Resch 3
300/400 CMM Restricted Major Elective 3
300/400 COLA Literature (WI) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CMM 478 Bison image Senior Seminar (Capstone) 3
300/400 CMM Elective 3
COLA Humanities 3
300/400 CMM Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120