The major consists of ten (10) courses with a minimum of thirty (30) credits.
Communication majors must take at least one of the following introductory, 1000-level courses, which is a requirement for enrolling in core courses:
Majors must complete three upper-level core courses, one in each area of the curriculum, preferably by the end of junior year. These core courses include:
Students who have an overall GPA of less than 2.50 when they declare the major must complete a 1000 or 2000 level course with a grade of C- or better before they will be allowed to enroll in a core course.
Of the six electives, two (2) must be completed at the 3000 level or above and two (2) must be completed at the 4000 level or above. The remaining two (2) can be completed at any level. If students take two courses at one core area (i.e. two courses in texts and representations), the second course counts towards an elective.
Students wishing to see their progress in the major can complete the Communication Major Requirements worksheet. Please complete this form before getting in touch with your major advisor for any questions.
Students wishing to graduate with honors in Communication must take either the graduate seminar (COMM 6210 or 6220) or another 4000-level honors course and complete an honors project/thesis. Students must register for the honors thesis with the Honors Program.