The major in communication consists of two tracks: Human Communication or Mass Communication (including journalism). Whichever track is chosen, the B.A. in Communication requires lower division requirements of
A minor or an additional 12 semester hours of upper-division courses in related disciplines (outside communication) are required, chosen under the direction of the major advisor.
The B.A. in Communication also requires two semesters of college-level study of one language other than English. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing two semesters of college-level literature in one language other than English. In either case, these two courses must be taken for college-level credit.
Upper Division Requirements:
The upper-division Communication requirements (12 hours) for both tracks include
A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course in the major.
(A grade of C- will not fulfill the requirement.)
All Business Communication, Communication, and Strategic Communication majors are required to compete in either the Dowling Oratory Contest or the Bourke Extemporaneous Speaking Contest to complete major requirements.