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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Communication Studies B.A.*


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View information for the Department of Communication Studies , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.

View the degree program Roadmap, which provide recommended advising maps to complete the degree program. Please consult your academic advisor as you develop your academic plan.

Requirements


1. Complete University General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree.


(51 units)

Click here to view General Education requirements. 

2. Complete the following prerequisites to the major:


(6-9 units)

c. For those choosing the Public Communications and Media track, the following course is required:


*Note: Students in the Public Communication and Media Track are encouraged to complete COMM 2200 - Introduction to Mass Media.


3. The following are department recommendations for completing lower-division G.E. requirements:


4. Complete the major with no fewer than 33 upper-division units, as approved by the major adviser.


Majors must take all courses counted toward the major for a letter grade if the letter grade option is available.

5. Students must achieve a C- grade or better in all prerequisites to the major.


6. Students must achieve a C- grade or better in all courses that count toward fulfilling the requirements for the major.


7. Students must achieve an overall average of 2.0 GPA or better in the major.


8. Completion of a minor is not required.


9. Laboratory and Internship Courses


 The following laboratory and internship courses may not be applied to the major:

Laboratory and internship units, with a maximum of 9 total combined units, may count toward the 120 units required for graduation.

The Major


(33 units minimum)**

Students are reminded to check course descriptions carefully when selecting upper-division courses; enrollment may require completion of one or more prerequisites.

2. Complete two of the following upper-division BREADTH courses.


(6 units)

Include at least 3 units from group a and 3 units from group b below.

a. Complete 3 units OUTSIDE YOUR TRACK from the following courses:


i. Relational and Organizational Communication Track students, select one:

ii. Public Communication and Media Track students, select one:

b. Complete 3 units of upper-division COMM or JOUR Elective course taken outside of the Major track.


See your advisor for approval of this course. Laboratory and Internship courses may not be applied in the major; however, these courses may count toward the 120 units required for graduation.

3. Complete one of the following upper-division DEPTH TRACKS in Communication Studies:


(15 units)

  1. Relational and Organizational Communication
  2. Public Communication and Media

Depth Track in Communication Studies


(15 units)

A. Relational and Organizational Communication Track


(15 units)

B. Public Communication and Media Track


(15 units)

1. Complete 3 units from the following courses:

**Courses may not cross-count for more than one requirement in the Major. No course substitutions.


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