Alternative to COMM 1015 Communication Skills/COMM 1016 Communication Skills for transfer students entering the major after freshman year: COMM 2004 Public Speaking/COMM 2014 Speech Communication
In addition to Major and Pathways requirements, students must complete the following to reach 120 credits for graduation:
Minor, cognate, or double major—Beyond studies in Communication and Sports Media and Analytics, students must build content knowledge in another area of focus by completing a minor or cognate (minimum 18 credits) or double major (credits vary by major).
Electives—Once students complete a minor or cognate, they still need hours for graduation. Students might consider education abroad, an internship, a field study, undergraduate research, independent study, or other non-required Pathways or foreign language courses. Students should NOT include ADV, COMM, JMC, or PR courses among these electives.
Progress Toward Degree
A student will be certified as making satisfactory progress toward a degree by meeting these requirements:
Completion of COMM 1004 First-Semester Experience in Communication within the first 3 classes (9 credits) in the major.
Completion of COMM 1014 Introduction to Communication within the first 6 classes (18 credits) in the major. Minimum grade of C- required.
Completion of COMM 2124 Introduction to Communication Research within the first 8 classes (24 credits) in the major.
Overall GPA—Students who fall below 2.0 will follow university policies for probation and subsequent suspension if the GPA is not raised during the probation period.
Major GPA—Students who fall below 2.0 in their major coursework will have one semester to regain the required GPA standards. All ADV, COMM, JMC, and PR courses are included in this calculation. A student who fails to make satisfactory progress toward degree after that semester will be blocked from continuing in SMA or another School of Communication major.
Minimum of 120 semester credit hours from the following categories: Core Degree Requirements, Major Requirements, Major Electives, Pathways to General Education, Minor and Electives.
Minimum of 46 credits in ADV, COMM, JMC, or PR; minimum 72 credits outside ADV, COMM, JMC, or PR.
Overall GPA of 2.0; major GPA 2.0, based on all ADV, COMM, JMC, and PR courses the student has completed.
Courses taken in major to fulfill graduation requirements must be graded A-F (not pass/fail).
ADV, COMM, JMC, and PR courses taken for a minor may not be counted toward major requirements.
Foreign Language—Requirement can be met in one of three ways:
3 years of single foreign language in high school or
2 years of a single language in high school plus 1106 or equivalent in college or
1105-1106 or equivalent in college (This credit must be in addition to the 120 credits required for graduation.)