Professional Project Option
If you pursue the professional project option, in addition to your core and capstone, you will take a 3-hour project course (CMCN 595) where you will develop with your instructor a professional project in advertising, international communication, interpersonal and organizational communication, mass communication, or public relations. You may have the opportunity to work with real-world clients on campaigns, professional training, documentary videos, just to name a few possibilities.
In addition to the professional project, you will complete enough additional graduate-level communication electives (400G and 500-level courses) to earn a total of 36 hours of credit. Please note that you are limited to four 400G classes and two directed individual study classes.
Prior to registering for project hours, you will form a committee of three graduate faculty. Your chair must be from your area of specialization and your project must be based in that area. All members must be graduate faculty in the UL Lafayette Department of Communication. Once you have formed your committee, you may not modify it unless a faculty member on your committee leaves the university.
During the semester you work on your project, you will first receive approval from your committee o a project plan. Then you may proceed to complete the project. If the project is not completed by the end of the semester, you will be required to register for an additional three hours of project the next semester to complete your work.