Communication Studies majors may specialize in one of seven concentrations for the Bachelor of Arts Degree: broadcasting and electronic media (traditional television/video and radio); communication generalist; communication pre-law; digital and new media; converged journalism (newspaper, magazine, and digital/electronic); and public and interpersonal communication; and public relations and corporate communication; or pursue the Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Communication, Sports Communication, or Communication Training and Development. Students also may pursue accelerated dual degrees in Health Communication with the Master of Science in Public Health (4+1) and Communication Studies Pre-Law with the Juris Doctorate (3+3). As stated in the general academic regulations, Communication Studies majors must have a “C” or better in each course in the major.
40 hours of electives; a minor is recommended (biology, general science, history, management, marketing, political science, psychology, or religion are suggested minors). Alternatively, in lieu of a minor, students are directed, in consultation with their adviser, to take at least three courses (9 hours minimum) from one of the following Restricted Elective lists (outside and beyond the requirements of the General College Curriculum or the Health Communication major):