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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Corporate Communication

Abington College (CCBA)
Penn State Hazleton, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Penn State Schuylkill, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Worthington Scranton (CCCC)

PROFESSOR THOMAS R. SMITH, Head, Division of Arts and Humanities

Building on the interdisciplinary strengths of Penn State Abington, the Corporate Communication B.A. program prepares students for public information and media relations positions in profit and non-profit organizations. The program is distinguished by its cross-disciplinary course work in business, information systems, human behavior, and oral, written, and visual communication. In addition, there is a required field experience. The B.A. provides a broad foundation in business principles, including team projects and problem solving; ethics; oral, written and visual communication skills; and psychology. The major is designed to prepare students for a variety of career fields including human resources, public relations, training and development, and public information.

For the B. A. degree in Corporate Communication, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION courses)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-15 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 51-53 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
IST 110 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
COMM 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
MKTG 301(3), MGMT 301(3) (Sem: 3-4)
CC 401(3), CC 402(3) (Sem: 5-8)
CC 403W(3), CC 495A(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27-29 credits)
ACCTG 211(4) or ECON 102(3) or ECON 104(3) (Sem: 1-4)
B A 243(4) or PHIL 103 GH(3) (Sem: 1-4)
MIS 204(3) or PSYCH 100(3) (Sem: 1-4)
IST 250(3) or ENGL 420(3) (Sem: 3-6)
MGMT 321(3) or PSYCH 221 GS(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CAS 252(3) or CAS 352(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ENGL 417(3) or ENGL 419(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MKTG 310(3) or ENGL 211(3) (Sem: 5-8)
MGMT 424(3) or CAS 404(3) or CAS 471(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2014

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-04-001

Review Date: 01/13/2015

Publications update of division head: 09/15/06

UCA Revision #1: 8/3/06

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