IDS with COM Concentration

This university-wide degree program enables students to create interdisciplinary specialties that prepare them for careers in a world that increasingly bridges academic disciplines.

Students pursue two subject-area concentrations that represent academic interests they wish to integrate into a meaningful program. A four-course core offers students the intellectual tools to identify connections between their concentrations and engage in interdisciplinary problem-solving.

Students who choose communication as one of their subject area concentrations must take 18 semester hours of courses as listed below. A minimum of 9 hours of ASU resident credit is required, including 6 hours of upper-division courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A "C" minimum grade is required in all classes in the communication area of concentration.

Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)

IDS COM Concentration Courses

Required Courses (6 Credits):

COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication, 3 hours


COM 225 Public Speaking, 3 hours OR COM 259 Communication in Business and the Professions, 3 hours

Elective Courses (12 Credits):

Choose any two COM courses at the 300- and 400- level plus two additional upper-division COM classes or approved courses in Anthropology; English; Family Studies; Mass Communication; Non-Profit Leadership and Management; Political Science; Sociology or Theatre, Performance and Production.  For the full list of choices, please click HERE.