Majors and Minors

Requirements for Communication Studies Major

  • The four options for students pursuing a major in communications studies are outlined below and have been designed to meet a variety of career needs and interests.

COMMON CORE

Communication Studies 101: Introduction to Human Communication
Communication Studies 241: Public Speaking
Communication Studies 322: Communication Theory

General Track—A minimum of nine units in communication studies, including: 101, 241, 322; one course from 202, 207, 313; one course from 203, 301, 306, 351; one course from 205, 207, 306, 365; three courses from 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 207, 245, 301, 306, 311, 312, 313, 325, 341, 351, 365.

Interpersonal Communication Track—A minimum of nine units in communication studies, including: 101, 241, 322; two courses from 202, 207, 313; one course from 203, 301, 306, 351; one course from 205, 207, 306, 365; two courses from 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 207, 245, 301, 306, 311, 312, 313, 325, 341, 351, 365.

Organizational Communication Track—A minimum of nine units in communication studies, including: 101, 241, 322; one course from 202, 207, 313; two courses from 203, 301, 306, 351; one course from 205, 207, 306, 365; two courses from 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 207, 245, 301, 306, 311, 312, 313, 325, 341, 351, 365.

Mass Media Track—A minimum of nine units in communication studies, including: 101, 241, 322; one course from 202, 207, 313; one course from 203, 301, 306, 351; two courses from 205, 207, 306, 365; two courses from 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 207, 245, 301, 306, 311, 312, 313, 325, 341, 351, 365.

All 289 courses offered will be accepted as electives toward the major.

Requirements for Communication Studies Minor

  • A minimum of six units in communication studies, including: 101, 241, 322; one course from 202, 207, 313; one course from 203, 301, 306, 351; one course from 205, 207, 306, 365.
  • All courses for the minor must be taken for a numerical grade.

Note the three elective units are made up of one from each of the following major areas:

Interpersonal Communication (202, 207, 313)
Organizational Communication (203, 301, 306, 351)
Mass Media (205, 207, 306, 365)