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Communication Studies, B.A.

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ENGL 1503COM S 1034
COMST 1013Social Science Choice3
Social Science Choice3Humanities Choice3
Humanities Choice3Natural Science Choice3
Natural Science Choice3Elective3
LIB 1601 
 16 16
COMST 1023COMST 214 or 2183
Foreign Language/Elective3-4Foreign Language/Elective3-4
ENGL 2503Elective3
Humanities Choice3Math Choice (STAT 101 recommended)3-4
Social Science Choice3Elective(s) (if STAT 101 and/or For. Lang. is not taken)1-2
 15-16 13-16
COMST 2033Upper Division Comm. Requirement3
COMST 3013Upper Division Comm. Requirement3
U.S. Diversity Choice3Humanities Choice3
Natural Science Choice3Elective - 300+3
Elective 300+3Elective - 300+3
 15 15
Upper Division Comm Requirement3COMST 4043
Upper Division Comm Requirement3Upper Division Comm Requirement3
Any Elective3Verbal Comm--ENGL 302, 309, or 3143
Electives 300+3Elective 300+3
Elective 300+3Elective 300+3
 15 15
Total Credits: 120-124

To meet Upper Division Comm Requirements students select from among the following:

  • COMST 301
  • COMST 310
  • COMST 311
  • COMST 313
  • COMST 314
  • COMST 317
  • COMST 319
  • COMST 325
  • COMST 330

Students in all majors must complete a three-credit course in U.S. diversity and a three-credit course in international perspectives. (COMST 310 fulfills the international perspective requirement/SP SM 323 fulfills the U.S. diversity requirement). Approved courses are listed at: Discuss with your adviser how the two courses that  you select can be applied to to your graduation plan.

LAS majors require a minimum of 120 credits, including a minimum of 45 credits at the 300/400 level. You must also complete the LAS foreign language requirement.

The LAS College requires all students to have a 2.0 in the major to graduate. This means students need a 2.0 GPA in the 33 hours taken to fulfill the major requirements in Communication Studies.