How to Become a Major
Entering students or students who desire to change majors will be admitted to a pre-communication studies major (PCOM). Students will be admitted to the major after completing a minimum of 15 University credits including COMM and 111 and two additional Communication Studies courses (note: PCOM students may not take any 300- or 400-level courses in the department). If you wish to be admitted to the COMM major, please bring a copy of your transcript to our department Administrative Assistant. Your transcript will be reviewed and you will be notified of your acceptance into the department.
PCOM students are advised by Peer Advisors in University College. Please go to the Lommasson Center, room 269, to make and appointment with a peer advisor. Once you are accepted into the department, you will select a faculty advisor with whom you will work to plan your course of study. You will meet each semester with your advisor during designated advising times (and more often if you wish). At this time you will receive approval to pre-register for courses. No PCOM or COMM majors can be sectioned into courses without an advising number.
b. a. core requirements
All majors in Communication Studies must complete COMM 110S, 111A, 230S, 250L, 460, and a course in statistics (either SOCI 202, STAT 216, PSYX 222, HHP 486, or an equivalent course). A minimum of 36 (but no more than 65) COMM credits, with 18 of those credits in courses numbered 300 and above, is required.
To meet the Upper-Division Writing Expectation of General Education, majors in Communication Studies must successfully complete one of the following courses: COMM 377, 410, 421, 422, 424, 452, 455, 480, 481 or another course specially approved for this purpose by the University curriculum committee.