Communication Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts Degree: 120 hours
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Academic Plan of Study

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Bachelor of Arts Degree: 120 credit hours

Communication Studies Major: 54 credit hours (24 hours of core requirements, 12-21 hours of course work in a specific track of study, 6-18 hours of approved related course work)

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  • Declaring the Major: Students are initially classified as Pre-Communication Studies (PCOM) majors until they meet the following requirements:
  • Earn a grade of C or above in:
    • COMM 1101 Public Speaking
    • COMM 2100 Intro to Comm Theory (restricted to 2 attempts)
    • STAT 1220 or 1222 Intro to Statistics
  • Complete Foreign Language requirement. Options are:
    • Completion of a 2000 level course in a Latin alphabet based language (Spanish, German, French, etc.)
    • OR
    • Completion of a 1202 level course in a non-Latin alphabet based language(Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, etc.)
  • You must also maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Online and Night Classes Available: There are a few online, hybrid, and night course options, however the major cannot feasibly be completed by taking only online or night courses.
  • Minimum Grades/GPA: GPA of 2.0 or higher in the major required for graduation


  • Forensics Speech and Debate team
  • Communication Studies Student Association
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Communication Studies Learning Community
  • SUCCESS Learning Community
  • Lambda Pi Eta
  • Honors Program
  • Internship Program


All program requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Please see the links below:

The Official Undergraduate Catalog


  • B.A. Communication Studies, Communication and Public Advocacy Concentration
  • B.A. Communication Studies, Health Communication Concentration
  • B.A. Communication Studies, Mass Media Concentration
  • B.A. Communication Studies, Organizational Communication Concentration
  • B.A. Communication Studies, Public Relations Concentration


Honors Program:


Early Entry: