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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jun 13, 2024
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communication, BA

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Major Requirements

The communication: rhetoric and communication major requires the completion of 33 credits with a grade of C or better in each course (if the course is to count toward the major). The distribution of courses is

1. Three core courses (all required). Each is a prerequisite for a specific upper-level course.

2. Two skills courses


*This course is offered by the School of Health and Rehabilitation Science

The major also has the following rules and requirements:

  • The Department of Communication offers three special project courses (not required). COMMRC 1710 - SENIOR THESIS IN COMMUNICATION  requires a GPA of 3.00 for enrollment and can be counted toward the major; COMMRC 1900 - COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP  requires a GPA of 2.75, and COMMRC 1901 - INDEPENDENT STUDY  requires a GPA of 3.00. These two courses can fulfill elective credits.
  • Although any department could be a related area, past majors often have selected political science, sociology, business, English writing, psychology, anthropology, or history. Students who plan to do graduate work in communication are advised to do additional work in a second language.

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