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2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

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Visual Communication

Department of Communication Studies


Communication Studies Minor


Visual Communication Major (Bachelor of Science)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirements (40 credits)– ARTS 107, COMM 110, 118, 140, 141, 205, 211, 230, 331, 336, 337, 414, 460, 490
  • Emphasis– select one
    • digital media (12 credits)– COMM 220 or 328 or 332, 321, 335, 421
    • graphic design (12 credits)– COMM 220, 321 or 335 or 421, 328, 332
  • Bachelor of Science requirement –a minimum of 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.  

Visual Communication (transfer agreement) Major (Bachelor of Science)

Viterbo University has transfer programs in place with Western Technical College (WTC) leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree from WTC must have been earned May 2006 or later. Students may not begin these programs or be considered a student in these programs until the A.A.S. degree has been completed and documented on the technical college transcript. The student cannot be dually enrolled. The A.A.S. degree must be completed prior to transfer to Viterbo.

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirements(27 credits) – see below
  • Bachelor of Science requirement –a minimum of 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.        
Technical College Associate Degree Program Major Requirements
WTC Visual Communication COMM 110, 211, 230, 310, 331, 414, 421, 460, 490