Department of Communication Studies

Enrollment Policies

You may indicate an interest in a major or minor in the Department of Communication Studies anytime after you have been admitted to UNI. However, before you are a declared major or minor, you must complete specific requirements for your major/minor.

This page outlines the requirements from the 2012 catalog that you must meet in order to be declared for each of the majors and minors offered by the Department of Communication Studies. Once these requirements are complete, you need to file a Declaration of Curriculum Form (if you have been admitted as a pre-major/minor, you need to file a new form) with the Department's Advising Office (Lang 369). 

You can figure out your GPA for your major course components (below) with this online tool.


Majors

Communication Requirements
  1. A 2.7 cumulative GPA in a minimum of 24 hours of coursework [to include COMM 1000-Oral Communication, or the LAC two-course equivalent (COMM 2255 or COMM 2256 or COMM 2257; and COMM 2344 or COMM 1205); and ENGLISH 1005 or ENGLISH 2015 or ENGLISH 2120].
  2. A 2.7 average GPA in the designated major component: COMM 1000 or the LAC two-course equivalent; ENGLISH 1005 or equivalent; COMM 2011; COMM 2344 or COMM 1205; COMM COR 2020.
Electronic Media Requirements
  1. A 2.7 cumulative GPA in a minimum of 24 hours of coursework [to include COMM 1000-Oral Communication, or the LAC two-course equivalent (COMM 2255 or COMM 2256 or COMM 2257; and COMM 2344 or COMM 1205); and ENGLISH 1005 or ENGLISH 2015 or ENGLISH 2120].
  2. A 2.7 average GPA in the designated major component: COMM COR 1010, COMM EM 1655.
Public Relations Requirements
  1. A 2.7 cumulative GPA in a minimum of 24 hours of coursework [to include COMM 1000-Oral Communication, or the LAC two-course equivalent (COMM 2255 or COMM 2256 or COMM 2257; and COMM 2344 or COMM 1205); and ENGLISH 1005 or ENGLISH 2015 or ENGLISH 2120].
  2. A 2.7 average GPA in the designated major component: COMM COR 1010, COMM PR 1811.
  3. A grade of C or better in all work for your major.

NOTE: If you are a transfer student who has completed an A.A. degree, you will be admitted as long as you have completed the general education requirements for the major (COMM 1000-Oral Communication, or the LAC two-course equivalent (COMM 2255 or COMM 2256 or COMM 2257; and COMM 2344 or COMM 1205); and ENGLISH 1005 or ENGLISH 2015 or ENGLISH 2120), and have a 2.7 cumulative GPA for Communication, Electronic Media, and Public Relation majors. If you have not completed an A.A. degree and are transferring to UNI, the requirements listed above apply to you. The Political Communication and Communication-Theatre Teaching majors do not have have the major declaration requirements noted above. See your advisor for details.


Minors

Admission to any Communication Studies Minor (Liberal Arts, Business Communication, Public Relations, or Journalism) requires a  2.7 cumulative GPA in a minimum of 24 hours of coursework [to include COMM 1000-Oral Communication, or the LAC two-course equivalent (COMM 2255 or COMM 2256 or COMM 2257; and COMM 2344 or COMM 1205); and ENGLISH 1005 or ENGLISH 2015 or ENGLISH 2120. The Communication-Theatre Teaching minor has different requirements.  See the Advising Office for details.

 

Date revised: 11/22/2011