A degree in communication studies can serve the academic and career objectives of a variety of students. An essential component of a liberal arts education, competence in oral communication is a requirement for most positions in modern business and industry. A major in communication studies provides students with the understanding of interpersonal and public communication processes needed for careers in teaching or research, as well as further professional or academic study. Students have the opportunity to develop proficiency in spoken communication in an academic program providing flexibility and adaptability to a variety of professional contexts.
Students may declare a major in communication studies in one of two ways. Incoming freshmen and transfer students may declare a major in communication studies upon entering the University. Current TCU students may declare a major in communication studies after earning a minimum GPA of 2.5 in 20113 and 20223.
Majors taking classes counting toward departmental degree requirements must take them for graded credit. Any courses completed in the department receiving a pass under the Pass/No-Credit Policy before declaring communication studies as a major, will count as University electives, but will not count toward the hour requirement to satisfy the major. Students may not receive credit toward the communication studies major for both COMM 10123 and 10133.
All courses counted toward a major or minor in COMM must be met with a grade of “C” or better.