Professional Communication Major

In addition to the common core courses outlined in the program of study, the major in professional communication offers the opportunity for specialization in editing and publishing, strategic communications, or technical communications.

Major coursework

24 credits

     BCSC 204 - Foundations in Sustainability Communication
     BCSC 215 - Applied Communications
     BCSC 216 - Professional Communication
     BCSC 253 - Classical and Modern Rhetoric
     BCSC 310 - Strategic Communication Planning
     BCSC 400 - Intercultural Communication
     BCSC 417 - Professional Practice
     BCSC 418 - Organizational Communication Theory

Option courses

24 credits. 15 credits must be at the senior level

     BCSC 221 - Writing to be Heard
     BCSC 223 - Introduction to Screenwriting
     BCSC 241 - Introduction to Technical Communication
     BCSC 260 - Substantive and Structural Editing
     BCSC 282 - Short Written Forms
     BCSC 326 - Rhetoric of Popular Culture
     BCSC 328 - Documentary Screenwriting
     BCSC 330 - Intermediate Strategic Communication
     BCSC 331 - Corporate Narrative
     BCSC 332 - Writing and Publishing Prose I
     BCSC 340 - Technical Communication for Digital Applications
     BCSC 341 - Literary Journalism
     BCSC 342 - Writing for Periodicals
     BCSC 343 - Introducing Creative Nonfiction
     BCSC 352 - The Media and the Message
     BCSC 360 - Magazine Editing
     BCSC 361 - Book Editing
     BCSC 362 - Print Culture Studies
     BCSC 430 - Advanced Strategic Communication
     BCSC 431 - Advanced Seminar in Strategic Communication
     BCSC 432 - Writing and Publishing Prose II
     BCSC 440 - Technical Communication: Safety Standards and Policies
     BCSC 441 - Technical Communication for Policy Writing
     BCSC 452 - Advanced Seminar in Technical Communication
     BCSC 461 - Publication Editing and Management
     BCSC 462 - Advanced Seminar in Editing and Publishing

Electives

6 credits. Any 100- to 400- level university courses. One must be at the senior level.