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.
A minimum of nine credits from outside the School of Communications selected with advisor approval. These electives can be chosen from a coherent group of courses or from more than one discipline, but should offer coherence and depth to complement the journalism program. All courses in this group must be at the 200 level or above and must not have been counted for general education credit.