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Grand Valley State University    
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Dec 18, 2018
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Health Communication

Requirements for a Major in Health Communication

School of Communications Core Credits: 9

All students majoring in the School of Communications must complete the following core courses, for a total of nine credits:

Select one of two:

Capstone Requirement:

All students majoring in Health Communication must take COM 495 (three credits) during their senior year. This Capstone course offers a synthesis of ideas and theories about one or more current critical issues in communication.

B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirements

All undergraduate programs in the School of Communications offer both the B.A. degree and the B.S. degree. All students selecting majors in the School of Communications must choose either the B.A. degree requirements or the B.S. degree requirements for a particular undergraduate program.

Program Requirements for a B.A. in Health Communication

The B.A. degree in health communication requires a third-semester proficiency in a classical or modern foreign language of the student’s choice.

Program Requirements for a B.S. in Health Communication

The Bachelor of Science degree in health communication requires the following three courses:

Biomedical Sciences Core (Credits: 19)

A higher-level laboratory biology class (such as BIO 120) can be substituted for BIO 104. A higher-level laboratory chemistry class (such as CHM 115) can be substituted for CHM 109. See the School of Communications for an evaluation and further recommendations.

Elective Group

Two elective courses are required for six to eight credits. Please consult with your faculty advisor for possible and appropriate elective courses.

Capstone (credits: 3)

Health Communication Program Description

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