The degree in communication requires a combination of core courses, at least one concentration, and 12 credit hours of electives. Students may choose to declare and complete more than one concentration; if a student completes a third concentration, s/he will have completed the elective requirement in the major. Students who major or minor in Communication must earn a C- or higher in each course required in these respective programs. COMM 202 and 202L are recommended for all majors who have not already completed the Foundational Studies Communication requirement.
Every major will complete courses in addition to those required in the core and the declared concentration. Any three-credit-hour Communication course except COMM 202, COMM 101, those required in the core, and those required in a student’s declared concentration may be used to satisfy an elective requirement in the major. A full listing of courses in Communication is available in the undergraduate catalog. Majors may request to substitute one course offered by a different department or program for one elective requirement. Requests will describe the relevance of the course to the student’s program of study and value to professional goals. A list of courses recognized as appropriate substitutes for this requirement based on concentration is maintained in the department.
Students completing more than one concentration will have completed the elective requirement in the major.