Communication B.A. with a Concentration in Health Communication

Core Curriculum Requirements 146
Major Core Requirements22
Health Communication Concentration Requirements22-23
Total Units120-121

Communication Major Core Requirements 

Lower Division:
COMM-130Introduction to Communication3
COMM-220Elements of Storytelling3
COMM-258Christianity and Artistic Culture3
COMM-273Visual Technology3
COMM-290Intro to Interpersonal Communication3
Upper Division:
COMM-413Preparing for Post Graduation1
COMM-464CMedia Criticism3
Total Units22

Health Communication Concentration Requirements 

COMM-297Comm. Research Methods3
COMM-305Communication Theory3
COMM-394Health Communication3
COMM-446Health Lit. & Communication3
KINE-235Medical Terminology2
Choose one of the following courses:3
Organizational Communication
Crisis Communication
Choose one of the following courses: 2-3
New Media Production
PR: Corp Comm, Information, and Mgmt
Social Media
Choose one of the following: 3
Communication Across Cultures
Communication, Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues of Health & Wellness
Total Units22-23

Number of units required from the Core Curriculum not included in the major requirements below. 

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Communication. 

Study Abroad Participation: Students interested in participating in the university's Study Abroad programs are encouraged to reach out to the Global Education and Outreach Office for more information and collaboration in their academic course planning. Students using Education and Training Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs are encouraged to also reach out to the School Certifying Official for more information regarding how benefits can be applied.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
KINE-148C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Lecture 3
COMM-220 Elements of Storytelling 3
COMM-130 Introduction to Communication 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
Year 1 Term 2
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
HIST-PLHDHistory Core Requirement 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
Year 2 Term 1
COMM-290 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
KINE-235 Medical Terminology 2
MATH-PLCRMath Core Requirement 3
Year 2 Term 2
COMM-273 Visual Technology 3
COMM-258 Christianity and Artistic Culture 3
COMM-297 Comm. Research Methods 3
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
Year 3 Term 1
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
COMM-413 Preparing for Post Graduation 1
COMM-450 Internship 1-6
COMM-305 Communication Theory 3
COMM-PLUDC3Communication Upper Division Elective 3U 3
COMM-HEACAHeath Comm Concentration A 3
Year 3 Term 2
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
NSCI-PLCRScience Lec/Lab Requirement 4
COMM-PLUDC3Communication Upper Division Elective 3U 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
COMM-HEACBHeath Comm Concentration b 3
Year 4 Term 1
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
COMM-394 Health Communication 3
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
COMM-HEACCHeath Comm Concentration C 3
Year 4 Term 2
COMM-464C Media Criticism 3
COMM-446 Health Lit. & Communication 3
COMM-PLUDC3Communication Upper Division Elective 3U 3
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Total Units117-122