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

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

Major Map

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

1(1-0)

COM 251Foundations of Communication Theory

3(3-0)

COM 301WISurvey of Research in Communication

3(3-0)

COM 353Small Group Communication

3(3-0)

COM 357Public Speaking

3(3-0)

COM 361Interpersonal Communication

3(3-0)

COM 401Capstone in Communication

3(3-0)

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