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, 306, 351; one course from 205, 207, 306, 365; three courses from 202, 203, 205, 207, 306, 311, 313, 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, 306, 351; one course from 205, 207, 306, 365; two courses from 202, 203, 205, 207, 306, 311, 313, 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, 306, 351; one course from 205, 207, 306, 365; two courses from 202, 203, 205, 207, 306, 311, 313, 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, 306, 351; two courses from 205, 207, 306, 365; two courses from 202, 203, 205, 207, 306, 311, 313, 351, 365.

All 287-289 and 387-389 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)