Bachelor of Science in Communications


About the Programme

The Bachelor of Science in Communications degree programme offered at Cherub College provides students with the opportunity to learn how to construct messages; common charectiristics of effective communication; and contextual factors that influence individuals personally or as business professionals. Students will ascertain the skills needed to formulate, maintain and evaluate different modes of communication between individuals, groups, and the mass public. The related courses are designed to instruct the students in speech techniques, research skills, critical thinking skills, and the conceptual knowledge that is relevant to public interaction through persuasion and rhetoric. The organizational emphasis allows students to focus on communication skills that are applicable to public relations, political communications, human resources, sales, and marketing.

Admission Criteria for Freshman Students

Students seeking to gain admission to the Bachelor of Science in Communications degree programme at Cherub College must submit a completed Application for Admission, Application Fee, Copy of High School Diploma/GED/or Equivalent, Official Transcript from all Secondary-level institutions attended for Grades 10 through 12, copy of scores from the BGCSE or SAT Examinations, and 1 Academic Reference. Students applying for admission using scores from the BGCSE Examinations are required to have a minimum of five (5) subjects with a minimum grade of "C" or higher, including Mathematics and English Language.

Admission Criteria for Transfer Students

Students seeking to gain admission to the Bachelor of Science in Communications degree programme at Cherub College as a Transfer Student must submit a completed Application for Admission, Application Fee, and Official Transcripts from all Post-secondary (College/University) institutions attended. Students who would have completed less than 15 credits at the Post-secondary level will be required to apply as a Freshman Student. It is imperative to note that only credits transfer, individual grades do not. As such, grades from transfer credit courses will not be applied to a student's cumulative average at Cherub College. The College will accept up to a maximum of 24 credits as a transfer. 

Admission Criteria for Non-Traditional Students

Cherub College welcomes applications from persons over the age of 25, or who do not meet the "traditional" student category. These may be students that completed high school studies and did not continue to further education, or students that may have dabbled in further education and for one reason or another did not complete. There are two ways in which these non-traditional students can matriculate into the college. They are as follows:

1.) Direct Entry : Adult students that meet the normal pre-requisites for admission to a degree programme. Alike a standard freshman or transfer admission, prospective students would be required to submit the appropriate documentation corresponding to the relative category of admission. 

2.) Adult Preparatory Entry : The Adult Preparatory Entry Programme is designed for adult students that do not meet the admission requirements to matriculate via the Direct Entry Scheme. Students that did not earn their High School Diploma or an equivalent must first enroll in the High School Diploma Equivalency Programme (HSDEP). Upon successful completion of the HSDEP, students may matriculate into the college preparatory programme and then onto degree studies. Students that have earned a High School Diploma but have not completed with satisfactory scores in the BGCSE or SAT Examinations may matriculate directly into the College Preparatory Programme. Upon successful completion of the College Preparatory Programme, they may enroll in degree studies. 

Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Science in Communications degree programme at Cherub College is a 122 credit programme, averaging 3 1/2 to 4 years to complete. Students granted transfer credit from previous institutions may take less time to complete.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

 Course Code  Course Name Credits (42)
 SSC 1100 College Experience 1
SSC 1101 Career Experience 1
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1102 English Composition II 3
CIS 2101 Computer Fundamentals of Business 3
MAT 1201 College Algebra 3
STA 2101 Business Statistics 3
OPEN 1000 Natural or Physical Science Elective 3
OPEN 1000 Foreign Language Elective ~ Level 1 3
OPEN 1000 Foreign Language Elective ~ Level 2 3
OPEN 1000 Humanities Elective 3
OPEN 3000 Humanities Elective 3
OPEN 3000 Social or Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SPC 2100 Oral Communications 3

 

CORE COURSES

 Course Code  Course Name Credits (38)
 BUS 2001 Business Communication 3
BUS 2010 Introduction to Business 3
COM 2600 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 3080 Communications Theory 3
CSS 3000 Research Methods 3
ECO 2011 Macroeconomics 3
ENG 3040 Technical Writing 3
ENG 3500 Advanced Writing 3
MAT 1202 College Algebra II 3
MGT 3000 Essentials of Management 3
MGT 4201 Strategic Leadership 3
RES 4804 Senior Research 3
RES 4806 Senior Research Defense 2
   

 

MAJOR COURSES

 Course Code  Course Name Credits (42)
 COM 1000 Introduction to Communications 3
COM 2500 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM 2220 Journalishm 3
COM 2300 Writing for Print Media 3
COM 3000 Organizational Communications 3
COM 3424 Corporate Communications 3
COM 3523 Editing for Media and Publication 3
COM 4050 Advanced Journalism 3
COM 4300 Communications Law 3
COM 4322 Crisis Communications 3
ETH 4000 Ethics in Communications 3
PUB 2520 Public Relations 3
PUB 4050 Writing for Public Relations 3
PUB 4030 Public Relations Theory 3