Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication

The General Sequence allows students more flexibility in studying strategic communication; more flexibility in meeting the necessary requirements of the major; and more flexibility in designing unique sequences of courses suited for particular goals and career paths.

Note: Fall 2017 is the last semester in which students will be admitted into this program.

Summary of Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts may be conferred upon a student majoring in Strategic Communication by the recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall and in the major. Students must meet:

  1. University requirements:
    • All students required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
    • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses in their major at Temple University.
  2. Lew Klein College of Media and Communication requirements.
  3. Minimum 36 credit hours in Communication & Social Influence and Public Relations courses, including the four Core courses (12 hours).
  4. Maximum 54 credit hours may be taken in Communication & Social Influence and Public Relations courses.
  5. A grade of C or higher must be attained in all required Communication & Social Influence and Public Relations courses.
  6. No more than 12 semester hours of transfer credits may be applied to Strategic Communication requirements.
  7. No more than 8 credits may be taken in Kinesiology and Dance activities courses.

Strategic Communication General Sequence

Core Requirements
CSI 1111Introduction to Public Speaking3
or CSI 1911 Honors Introduction to Public Speaking
PR 1112Communicating Leadership3
CSI 1112Introduction to Communication and Social Influence3
CSI 1113Persuasion3
General Sequence Requirements
Select one of the following 1000+ Writing Intensive courses:3
News Writing and Media Relations (WI)
Resistance, Protests, and Social Movements (WI)
Select three of the following 2000+ courses:9
Argumentation and Advocacy
Research Methods
Communicating Organizational Change
Leading Groups and Team Building
Global Communication and Leadership
Select one of the following 3000+ Writing Intensive courses:3
Speechwriting (WI)
Rhetorical Criticism (WI)
Select three of the following 3000+ courses:9
Rhetoric and Civic Culture
Misperceptions and Misinformation
Rhetoric of Science
Intercultural Communication
Communication, Culture and Identity
Social Science Research Methods of Social Influence
Internship
Public Relations Field Experience
Total Credit Hours36

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication: General Sequence

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
PR 1112Communicating Leadership3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
COMM 1001SMC Freshman Seminar1
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
CSI 1111 or 1911Introduction to Public Speaking3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
Select one of the following 2000+ courses:3
Argumentation and Advocacy 
Research Methods 
Communicating Organizational Change 
Leading Groups and Team Building 
Global Communication and Leadership 
Select one of the following 1000+ WI courses:3
News Writing and Media Relations [WI] 
Resistance, Protests, and Social Movements [WI] 
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
CSI 1112Introduction to Communication and Social Influence3
Select one of the following 2000+ courses (not yet taken):3
Argumentation and Advocacy 
Resistance, Protests, and Social Movements [WI] 
Research Methods 
Communicating Organizational Change 
Leading Groups and Team Building 
Global Communication and Leadership 
GenEd Breadth Course3
Electives6
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CSI 1113Persuasion3
Select one of the following 2000+ courses (not yet taken):3
Argumentation and Advocacy 
Resistance, Protests, and Social Movements [WI] 
Research Methods 
Communicating Organizational Change 
Leading Groups and Team Building 
Global Communication and Leadership 
Electives10
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following 3000+ WI courses:3
Speechwriting [WI] 
Rhetorical Criticism [WI] 
Select one of the following 3000+ courses (not yet taken):3
Rhetoric and Civic Culture 
Misperceptions and Misinformation 
Rhetoric of Science 
Intercultural Communication 
Communication, Culture and Identity 
Social Science Research Methods of Social Influence 
Internship 
Speechwriting [WI] 
Rhetorical Criticism [WI] 
Public Relations Field Experience 
Electives10
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Select one from the following 3000+ courses (not yet taken):3
Rhetoric and Civic Culture 
Misperceptions and Misinformation 
Rhetoric of Science 
Intercultural Communication 
Communication, Culture and Identity 
Social Science Research Methods of Social Influence 
Internship 
Speechwriting [WI] 
Rhetorical Criticism [WI] 
Public Relations Field Experience 
Electives13
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following 3000+ courses (not yet taken):3
Rhetoric and Civic Culture 
Misperceptions and Misinformation 
Rhetoric of Science 
Intercultural Communication 
Communication, Culture and Identity 
Social Science Research Methods of Social Influence 
Internship 
Speechwriting [WI] 
Rhetorical Criticism [WI] 
Public Relations Field Experience 
Electives13
 Term Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours: 124