Degree Requirements

Communication Major

A student majoring in Communication must complete a minimum of nine courses in the department.

  • All students must declare Communication as their major prior to taking COMM 280 - Theorizing Communication and COMM 290 - Research in Communication.
  • Both COMM 280 - Theorizing Communication and COMM 290 - Research in Communication must be taken by the end of the sophomore year and before taking upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.
  • In addition to completing these core requirements, students must complete one course at the 100 level, one course at the 200 level, three courses at the 300 level, one course at the 400 level, and one additional course at any level.

Communication Minor

A student minoring in Communication must complete a minimum of six courses in the department.

  • Students must declare Communication as their minor prior to taking COMM 280 - Theorizing Communication and COMM 290 - Research in Communication.
  • Both COMM 280 - Theorizing Communication and COMM 290 - Research in Communication must be taken by the end of the sophomore year and before taking upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.
  • Students from the class of 2021 or earlier must, in addition to completing these core requirements, complete one course at the 200 level, one course at the 300 level, one course at the 400 level, and one additional course at any level.  
  • Students from the class of 2022 and later must, in addition to completing these core requirements, complete two courses at the 300-level, one course at the 400-level, and one additional course at the 100 or 200 level.

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