Jan 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Communication Studies, B.S.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core Areas A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Select one of the following:

  • Foreign Language - through 2001
  • Significant International Content Course

Additional Upper Division Requirements Credit Hours: 18-20

Select 18-20 credit hours of additional upper division requirements:

Upper Division Communication Arts Electives (Other Than Communication Studies Courses) Credit Hours: 9-12


  • Select 10-15 credit hours of Electives Credit Hours: 10-15

Total Credit Hours: 124

Other Program Requirements

  • Students must make a minimum grade of “C” in each Communication Arts class to receive credit for that course.
  • Students must have a total institution GPA of 2.5 before enrolling for internship credit hours (COMS 4791 Communication Studies Internship ).

Honors in Communication Studies

To graduate with Honors in Communication Studies, a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College;
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of HONS 4610 Honors Research Seminar  over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.


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