Communications is one of the most dynamic industries in the nation, employing more than a million people and providing hundreds of different career opportunities.
The Communications faculty has developed four different majors to assist students in selecting courses according to individual interests and career goals. Students may select a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 12 credit hours in the same non-English world language or demonstration of proficiency at that level of study.
In order to enroll for any communications internship, a student must be of junior or senior standing and have consent of instructor.
Communications majors must earn 1) a 2.25 GPA for major coursework, and 2) a grade of C or better in any course applied toward any major or minor in the Communications department.
No more than 16 credit hours of lower division mass communication coursework (100-200 level) may be counted in the major.
Students in the three mass communication majors are required to take six hours of cognates: a three-hour course in gender studies and a three-hour course in ethnic diversity; both are subject to approval by students’ academic advisors.
Students in the three mass communication majors must pass the department’s grammar, spelling, and punctuation examination prior to being admitted to junior- and senior-level classes in the major; however, the GSP test is waived if a student earns a minimum C for ENG 101 and ENG 201 .