Major in Communication
Requirements for Major*
The Communication major consists of 36 semester hours, distributed as follows:
- Communication 200, 300Z, 301, and 403
- Eight semester hours from 270S, 280, and 290S
- Eight semester hours from 320, 324, 327, 328, 329, 330, 350, 351, 360, and 361
- Four hours of a Communication elective or other approved course(s)
- Attendance at departmental collloquia is also required
*For students declaring the major as of August 2011 or later. Click here for a checklist version of the requirements.
Further Learning Opportunities
The faculty encourage students to explore internship possibilities. Both the department and the Career Center have resources to assist students in identifying potential internship sites. Students can also earn 1-8 semester hours of academic credit for a Communication internship through Communication 491. While these credits do not apply to the major, they do count towards the degree.
Related Areas of Study
Students interested in Communication may wish to take course offerings from several other departments on campus. For students with specific professional aspirations, these offerings include English 241 Beginning Journalism, English 321 Advanced Studies in Journalism (see Journalism minor), Management 340 Marketing Management, Management 441 Advertising and Promotion, Art 241 Introduction to Photography, and Art 245 Computer Imaging. More broadly, students may also wish to further the ethical basis of their education by taking courses such as Philosophy 103 Ethics and Identity, Religion 171S Urban Life and Social Ethics, Religion 172S Poverty and Social Ethics, and Religion 176S Racism and Social Ethics. A student should consult with an academic adviser to consider further course work that would complement each individual's program of study.