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The Communication Department offers an undergraduate major program in Communication, with concentrations in Interpersonal Communication and in Media Communication. An Honors Degree option is also available.
The major in Communication is designed around two central goals: increasing knowledge about communication processes and their impact on society, and developing communication skills and competencies. In pursuing these goals, the Department of Communication has adopted a social and behavioral science orientation toward the study of human communication. All majors study communication in a wide variety of contexts, including interpersonal and media communication in both mediated and face-to-face settings. A broad spectrum of classes enables students to critically analyze communication as well as recognize their own ethical responsibilities to self and community. The Communication faculty is also committed to turning theory into effective skills for speaking, critical thinking, writing, and media production so that academic knowledge and experience extend beyond the classroom into future opportunities for students.
Students enter this major as communication interest majors. A 2.0 overall GPA is required to declare the communication interest major. Communication interest majors must complete the four core courses: COMM 245, COMM 256, COMM 301 and COMM 330. Based on their GPA in these four courses, the top 125 students will matriculate into the communication major in June of each year.
Students who major in Communication will work with their assigned faculty advisor to plan a program of courses that leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts.