The BS with a major in communication studies consists of a total of 124 semester hours: 36 semester hours in communication studies, including COMM 10123 or 10133, 20113, 20223 and 30163. It is expected that these four courses will be completed within the first 18 hours of COMM coursework. Additional requirements include either a minor of 18 semester hours or a second major, plus core curriculum requirements as described elsewhere in the catalog.

Starting Fall 2016, students may declare a degree in Communication Studies at any time.  Required courses remain: COMM 10123 (Communicating Effectively), 20113 (Interpersonal), 20223 (Theory), and 30163 (Organizational). Additionally:

  • B.S. degree requires Statistics (specifically either MATH 10043 or INSC 20153).
  • Statistics (MATH 10043 or INSC 20153) is now a prerequisite to many upper division COMM classes. Click here for a list of COMM Courses and Prerequisites. Click here for a complete list of classes that do not require Statistics as a prerequisite. It may be helpful for you to complete some of these COMM courses while you working to complete the Statistics requirement for the Communication Studies B. S. major.

*All of the changes listed above apply ONLY to Communication Studies majors seeking a B.S. degree and declaring a major in Communication Studies after the Summer 2016.  If you have any questions about course prerequisites, enrollments, or degree requirements, please see your advisor or Dr. Melissa Schroeder, the Communication Studies Department Chair.

The BA with a major in communication studies consists of a total of 124 semester hours: 27 semester hours in communication studies, including COMM 10123 or 10133, 20113, 20223 and 30163. Additionally, the BA requires 6 hours of foreign language at the sophomore level or higher.  It is expected that the four required COMM courses will be completed within the first 18 hours of COMM coursework. Additional requirements include either a minor of 18 semester hours or a second major, plus core curriculum requirements.