The Department offers a minor in Communication, requiring 18 semester hours. Each area requires 6 hours with 12 elective hours to be taken in consultation with your advisor. Of those 12 elective hours, 6 hours must be upper-level (3000-4000).
Electives, Minor, Second Major
In addition to the general education core courses and required major courses, students must take additional courses to make a total of at least 120 semester-hours. These may be electives taken inside or outside of the department, a minor outside the department plus electives, or a second major. A minor or second major is encouraged.
Upper Division Hours
At least 42 of the 120 hours required for graduation must be taken at the junior-senior level - courses numbered in the 3000-4000 range.
For admission into the upper-division programs of the Communication major, students must complete all of the requirements listed under the General Education Core. In addition, they must have removed all high school deficiencies, passed all required developmental courses, and earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on college-level course work. They must have earned grades of C or better in COMM 1040, (COMM 1050 and COMM 1060 for Mass Communications) COMM 2200, and THTR 1020. Students pursuing the B.A. degree must have completed the foreign language requirement before applying for upper-level admission.
Most 3000-4000 level courses in the department are offered only once a year. Therefore, in consultation with an advisor, students will need to plan ahead in order to graduate in a timely fashion.