Jul 03, 2020  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Graphic Design and Communication Major

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WebAdvisor Code - B.BS.GDC

The major in Graphic Design and Communication is available through the departments of art and mass communication. The emphasis is on the creation and manipulation of graphics and images. Students learn the basics of drawing, design, and photo imaging. The principles learned are applied in a series of computer courses where students create images and employ their creations to communicate specific messages to an identified public.

In lieu of an exit exam,  Graphic Design and Communication students are required to produce an exit portfolio during their final semester. The portfolio will be reviewed by two professors from the Mass Communication department.


Gen Ed Requirements - 34 semester hours

  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 201
  • SPCM - Gen Ed - Speech (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • MATH Gen Ed - Mathematics (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science (3 classes) - 9 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Sciences & Labs (2 classes/labs) - 6-8 semester hours
  • WEL 100 & 100L


A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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