All students majoring in communication studies 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. Degree
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. degree requirement or the B.S. degree requirement intended for a particular undergraduate program.
B.A. Degree Requirement
The B.A. degree requires a third-semester proficiency in a foreign language of the student’s choice.
B.S. Degree Requirement
The B.S. degree requirement for communication studies:
**Courses cannot count for both elective credits and communication studies core credits. COM prefix courses not otherwise applied to the major may be eligible for substitution as elective course credits, pending advisor approval. Other courses may qualify for application to the major but may not be listed; see your advisor.
Suggested Pattern of Coursework
This option assumes students will complete the required skills, general education, and cognate courses.