The communication major consists of 36 semester hours, distributed at follows: Communication 200, 300, and 403; eight hours from 270S, 280, and 290S; 12 semester hours from 301, 320, 322, 323, 327, 328, 330, 350, 351, 360, and 361; and four hours in an elective in Communication; or other approved courses. Attendence at departmental colloquia is also required.
Upon graduation, communication students earn a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
As Wittenberg defines it, graduating "with honors" has to do with cumulative GPA, be that cum laude, mangna cum laude, or summa cum laude. To find out for which a student may qualify, take the cumulative GPA in question and and then match it to the section on "Honors in Course" on this page.
"Department Honors" is a distinction reserved for folks who completed an honors thesis within the department. (See the same page, lower down.)
A student can also attain membership in the University's Xi Phi Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication honorary, however this is seperate from Honors in Course, the University Honors Program, or Departmental Honors.
The department of Communication at Wittenberg is committed to providing a true liberal arts education for its majors. Thus, our primary goal is to help our students think critically and approach their lives in an enlightened, open-minded and ethical manner. We also recognize that potential students are often curious about the professional paths Communication majors tend to pursue. Upon graduation, some students with an interest in communication have chosen employment in jobs such as the following:
We are happy to provide a letter of reference or recommendation for students who have demonstrated commitment, character and competence in the courses they have taken with us.
When requesting a letter of reference or recommendation, please provide as many of the following materials as possible, at least two weeks in advance of the deadline, so that we are able to write a relevant, accurate and persuasive letter:
It is not required that you provide all of these materials, but the more you can provide, the better able we will be to speak to your qualifications for the position or program.
Remember, you should make the request and provide these materials at least two weeks in advance of the deadline to ensure we have sufficient time to complete it. Failure to give at least two weeks' notice may result in your letter arriving after the deadline.