Aug 12, 2022  
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, Communication Studies Concentration (B.A.)

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University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements.

College and Degree (B.A.) Requirements (6-9 hours)

The College and Bachelor of Arts requirements  are in addition to the University General Education Program requirements that are listed above.

The Major (33-37 hours)

Major Core (6 hours)

All students must take


A 2.0 cumulative GPA and a grade no lower than a C- is required for all courses completed in the major. In addition, all students must fulfill the requirements for one of the following concentrations:


Plus Three Courses From One of the Following Focus Areas:

Plus 6 Additional Hours of Comm Electives

Electives (12 - 20 hours)

Completion of courses to bring the total to 120 semester hours.

Honors Program

To be eligible for admission to the Communication Honors program a student must meet the following requirements: (1) declare a major in Communication, (2) have completed 12 hours of Communication coursework, (3) have Department of Communication faculty member as an adviser, and (4) make an honors application to the adviser. Applications may be obtained from the director of the honors program or from the department office.

To be awarded departmental honors at graduation with the designation “With Honors in Communication,” a student must fulfill the following requirements: (1) maintain a 3.5 GPA in communication coursework, (2) maintain a 3.5 GPA overall, (3) complete all Department of Communication major requirements, (4) complete an independent thesis or an independent film/video project sponsored by a Department of Communication faculty member consisting of six hours over two semesters: three hours in research preparation (COMM 3330 , COMM 4381 , or COMM 4891  ), and three hours in completing the thesis project (COMM 4999 ), and (5) successful defense of the thesis.

Typical 4-Year Communication Studies Concentration Sequence

Freshman Year

Semester Totals 30-31 hrs

Sophomore Year

Semester Totals 32 hrs

Junior Year

Semester Totals 31 hrs

Senior Year

  • COMM Focus Area Course 3 (3)
  • UD COMM Elective (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • UD Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

  • Credit Hours: (3)
  • UD COMM Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

Semester Totals 27 hrs

Total Hours: 120-121

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

* Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement


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