All students majoring in the School of Communications must take COM 495 (three credits) during their senior year. This capstone course offers a synthesis of ideas and theories about one or more current critical issues in communication.
B.A. and B.S. Cognates
All undergraduate programs in the School of Communications offer both the B.A. degree and the B.S. degree. All students selecting majors in the School of Communications must choose either the B.A. cognate or the B.S. cognate that is intended for a particular undergraduate program.
The B.A. degree requires a third-semester proficiency in a foreign language of the student’s choice.
2. Pre-admission courses (can be taken in any order):
Minimum 3.0 GPA required for CFV pre-admission courses, and 2.5 GPA overall required to apply to the major. See admission policy. Students must maintain good academic standing at the university after admission to the major.
3. Film/Video Production Foundation Credits: 26
Take the following plus one additional CFV History/Theory/Criticism course
Working with an advisor, a student can design an individualized study plan (ISP) rather than selecting one of the published emphasis areas. An ISP, supported by a milestone statement, lists courses and the semester in which they will be taken, and its structure parallels that of the other emphasis areas.
The Milestone Statement outlines the student’s goals and explains how the individualized study plan supports them. If an ISP is modified, the student’s milestone statement must be modified as well.