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Communication Major, B.A.; B.A.A.; B.S.

B.A. degree; B.S. degree; or B.A.A. degree

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Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Any student in good academic standing at CMU may declare a major in Communication. Every student intending to major in Communication must meet with an advisor to specify the course of study.

A minimum 2.0 GPA (C) must be earned in the major. A minimum grade of C must be earned in COM 251 and COM 301WI. Students must achieve a C or better to count COM 401 toward the COM major and satisfy requirements for graduation.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (19 hours)

COM 100Communication and Society


COM 251Foundations of Communication Theory


COM 301WISurvey of Research in Communication


COM 353Small Group Communication


COM 357Public Speaking


COM 361Interpersonal Communication


COM 401Capstone in Communication


Electives (21 hours)

Select additional hours of COM courses; at least 9 credit hours must be taken at the 400- or 500-level with at least 3 credit hours at the 500-level. No more than 6 hours total from COM 464, COM 490, and COM 495 may count toward the major.

Total: 40 semester hours