Business and Communication (B.A.)
About the Program
Students who want a career at the managerial level in business, with a heavy reliance on effective communication, should consider the Business and Communication major. This joint bachelor’s degree program, offered by the Business and Humanities Divisions, provides graduates with the skills needed for success in a business environment. Program requirements and electives provide a strong foundation in both disciplines, culminating in capstone courses selected from either Business or Communication. This degree is for students pursuing careers in corporate communications, marketing, public relations, sales, or media relations. It may be completed online, face-to-face, or a combination of the two.
Business Comm or General Business Core Reqmts complete the following 8 requirements28 creditsWritten Communication, complete one option.Take ENGL 101 and 102.ENGL101 - Writing/Rhetoric I3 creditsENGL102 - Writing/Rhetoric II3 creditsTake ENGL 109.ENGL109 - College Writing & Research6 creditsOral Communication, complete one course.COMM101 - Fundamentals Oral Comm3 creditsCOMM203 - Sm Group Communication3 creditsCOMM204 - Public Speaking3 creditsMathematical Ways of Knowing, choose one course, with a grade of 'C' or better.MATH123 - Math in Modern Society3 creditsMATH130 - Finite Mathematics4 creditsMTHPT130 - Finite Mathematics3 creditsMTHPT137 - Math for Technology4 creditsMATH143 - College Algebra3 creditsMATH147 - College Algebra Trig5 creditsMATH153 - Statistical Reasoning3 creditsMTHPT153 - Statistical Reasoning3 creditsMATH170 - Calculus I4 creditsMATH253 - Statistical Methods3 creditsMATH257 - Math Elem Teachers II4 creditsHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing, Choose two courses from two of the three categories (Literature, Arts, Language)Take 1 ENGL-Literature course Choose from ENGL 175, 257, 258, or 261.ENGL175 - Literature and Ideas3 creditsENGL257 - World Classics3 creditsENGL258 - International Literature3 creditsENGL261 - Mythologies3 creditsTake 1 course in the arts. Choose from ART 100, HUM 101 or 150, MUS 101, 102, 150, 151 or 152, or THEA 101.ART100 - Introduction to Art3 creditsHUM101 - Art/Hist Motion Picture3 creditsHUM150 - Intro/Arts3 creditsMUS101 - Survey/Music3 creditsMUS102 - Music in America3 creditsMUS150 - World Music3 creditsMUS151 - History Musical Theater3 creditsMUS152 - Hist Jazz/Pop Music3 creditsTHEA101 - Survey/Theater3 creditsTake 1 Language course. Choose from NP 101, or 102, or SPAN 101, or 102.NP101 - Nez Perce Lang/Culture4 creditsNP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History4 creditsSPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I4 creditsSPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II4 creditsScientific Ways of KnowingBIOF100 - Intro Bioinformatics3 creditsBIOL100 - Concepts of Biology4 creditsBIOL120 - Plants and People4 creditsBIOL123 - Biology in Film3 creditsBIOL175 - Human Biology4 creditsBIOL227 - Anatomy/Physiology I4 creditsCHEM100 - Concepts of Chemistry4 creditsCHEM105 - Gen Organic/Biochemist4 creditsCHEM111 - Prin/Chemistry I4 creditsCS108 - Intro to Computer Sci4 creditsCITPT108 - Intro to Computer Sci4 creditsFSCI101 - Intro/Forensic Science4 creditsGEOL101 - Physical Geology4 creditsGEOL120 - Intro Earth Systems4 creditsGIS271 - Intro/Geog Info Sci4 creditsID240 - Integrated Science II4 creditsNS140 - Integrated Science I4 creditsNS150 - Intro/Natural Sciences3 creditsNS174 - Nat Sci Elem Education4 creditsPHYS111 - General Physics I4 creditsPHYS112 - General Physics II4 creditsPHYS171 - Phys Sci Elem Educ4 creditsPHYS205 - Descriptive Astronomy4 creditsPHYS211 - University Physics I5 creditsSocial & Behavioral Ways of KnowingTake PSYC 101.PSYC101 - Intro/Psychology3 creditsChoose ECON 201 or 202.ECON201 - Principles of Macro3 creditsECON202 - Principles of Micro3 creditsDiversity requirement.ANTH102 - Cultural Anthropology3 creditsANTH120 - World Prehistory3 creditsANTH170 - Intro/Native Amer Studies3 creditsANTH360 - Race and Ethnicity3 creditsCOMM345 - Intercultural Comm3 creditsENGL258 - International Literature3 creditsENGL474 - Native Amer Written Lit3 creditsGEOG102 - Intro to Geography3 creditsHIST101 - World History I3 creditsHIST102 - World History II3 creditsHIST111 - US History I3 creditsHIST112 - US History II3 creditsHRPT184 - Diversity/Organization3 creditsKIN220 - Soc/Cult Aspects/Sport3 creditsSS184 - Diversity/Organization3 creditsNP101 - Nez Perce Lang/Culture4 creditsNP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History4 creditsPOLS285 - Comparative Government3 creditsSOC101 - Intro/Sociology3 creditsSPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I4 creditsSPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II4 creditsSPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I4 creditsSPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II4 creditsID300C - Ethics and Identity3 creditsIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values Requisite for all Integrative Seminars: Completion of ENGL 102 or 109, and 24 credits of General Education Core courses.ID300A - Animals and Society3 creditsID300B - Art and Censorship3 creditsID300C - Ethics and Identity3 creditsID300D - Ethics and Ecology3 creditsID300E - Ethics and Technology3 creditsID300F - Gender and Culture3 creditsID300G - Health Integrative Seminar3 creditsID300H - Law and Society3 creditsID300J - Terrorism3 creditsID300K - Values and Sports3 creditsID300L - Vietnam3 creditsID300M - Vulnerable Populations3 creditsID300N - Wilderness3 creditsID300P - Diseases and Society3 creditsID300Q - Econ of Good & Evil3 creditsID300R - Leadership & Ethics3 creditsID300S - NW Culture/Hist/Lit3 creditsID300T - Propaganda3 creditsID300U - Women in 20th Century3 creditsID300V - Gandhian Ethics/Values3 creditsID300W - Food and Agriculture3 creditsID300X - Civil Rights Movement3 creditsID301A - Hells Canyon Institute3 creditsSS350 - Ethics:3 creditsHUM350 - Ethics:3 credits
Business & Communication Major Reqmts complete the following 4 requirements58 creditsBusiness Requirements: Earn a grade of C or better in each course, plus a 2.5 GPA in all business courses combined, including accounting and economics. AC 232 must be taken as a pre-requisite for the Business Capstone course option. Statistics should be taken if choosing the Communications Capstone.Take AC 231 and 232, BUS 101, 220, 311, 321, and 365.AC231 - Prin/Accounting I3 creditsAC232 - Prin/Accounting II3 creditsBUS101 - Intro/Business3 creditsBUS220 - Business Communications3 creditsBUS311 - Foundation/Mgmt Theory3 creditsBUS321 - Prin/Marketing3 creditsBUS365 - Business Law I3 creditsChoose 1 course, from BUS 271, ECON/PSYC/SS 300.BUS271 - Business Statistics3 creditsPSYC300 - Statistical Methods3 creditsECON300 - Statistical Methods3 creditsSS300 - Statistical Methods3 creditsChoose BUS 380 or 482.BUS380 - International Business3 creditsBUS482 - International Marketing3 creditsCommunication Requirements Courses used in the general education core requirements may not be used in the major.Take COMM 320, and 345.COMM320 - Persuasion3 creditsCOMM345 - Intercultural Comm3 creditsTake 21 credits, choose from COMM 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 300, 301, 304, 310, 330, 380, 384, 392, 400, 405, 420, 440, 470, 492, or 394/494 Internships, or ENGL 203, 304, 305, 308, or 497.COMM201 - Intro/Mass Communication3 creditsCOMM202 - Interpersonal Comm3 creditsCOMM203 - Sm Group Communication3 creditsCOMM204 - Public Speaking3 creditsCOMM205 - Logic/Argumentation3 creditsCOMM300 - Print/Online Editing3 creditsCOMM301 - Media Relations3 creditsCOMM304 - Adv. Public Speaking3 creditsCOMM310 - Organztnl Communication3 creditsCOMM330 - Prof Communication3 creditsCOMM380 - Ethical Iss/Communications3 creditsCOMM384 - Communication Theory3 creditsCOMM392 - ST:1 - 3 creditsCOMM400 - Advertising3 creditsCOMM405 - Multimedia Writing3 creditsCOMM420 - Restorative Comm3 creditsCOMM440 - Social Media Marketing3 creditsCOMM470 - Conflict Management3 creditsCOMM492 - ST:1 - 3 creditsCOMM394 - IN:1 - 12 creditsCOMM494 - IN:1 - 12 creditsENGL203 - Technical Writing3 creditsENGL304 - Writing Digital Audience3 creditsENGL305 - Advanced Writing/Comm3 creditsENGL308 - Survey of Pro Writing2 creditsENGL497 - Pro Writing Capstone1 creditTake one Capstone option.Business Capstone BUS 498.BUS498 - SR STRAT SEM3 creditsChoose Communication Capstone COMM 498 and 499.COMM498 - Senior Res Proj Design3 creditsCOMM499 - Research Project/Seminar3 creditsExperiental Component courses. A minimum grade of 'C-' or better is required, and 2.50 GPA for all business courses combined.BUS294 - IN:1 - 12 creditsBUS394 - IN:1 - 12 creditsBUS494 - IN:1 - 12 creditsBUS346 - Nonprofit Management3 creditsBUS405 - Entrepreneurship3 creditsBUS421 - Marketing Research3 credits
Foreign Language Bach Arts complete 1 of the following requirements12 creditsComplete foreign or heritage language, through the 202 level for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Course number 101, the first semester of language, is also required as a pre-requisite and may be used as Diversity or general electives.SpanishSPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II4 creditsSPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I4 creditsSPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II4 creditsNez PerceNP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History4 creditsNP201 - Inter Nez Perce Lang I4 creditsNP202 - Inter Nez Perce Lang II4 creditsOther Foreign or Heritage languages
Lab Science Requirement3 credits
120 Credits Required for Bachelor's Degree120 credits
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.