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Communication (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Communication

Major: COMM

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Note: Admission to the B.S. program in Communication requires (1) completion of COMM 201 with a minimum grade of C; (2) a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5; and (3) a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

General Education


General Education 34
Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements


General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language 6-8
(completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on the language taken)  
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at the 300-level or above 6
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education)  
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above2  
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)  
Total  13-15 

Department of Communication


Communication 2011, 250, 304, 305, 315, 316, 317 21
Communication 302 or 319 3
Communication 320, 323, 345 or 348 3
(in addition to WR courses for college programmatic requirements)  
Communication electives at 300 level or above 15
Communication electives at 400 level or above 6
Minimum Total 48

Supporting Courses


Mathematics 109, Justice Administration 326, Management 201, Pan African Studies 408, Political Science 390, Psychology 301, Sociology 301 (select one) 3
Social Science electives (other than Communication) (in addition to courses counted toward General Education) 122
Natural Sciences elective (excluding Mathematics) (in addition to courses counted toward General Education) 3
Total  18 
Minimum Electives 6-8
Minimum Total 121

Only 60 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Science degree. Communication 111, 112, and 115 are not counted in computing the 60 hours for a Communication major.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

1 Fulfills General Education requirement.

2 Only 9 hours needed if statistics requirement fulfilled in a social science discipline.

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