Develop the skills and knowledge to meet the complex challenges of the 21st century. 

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication Studies requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 39 s.h. of work for the major. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GE CLAS Core.

The curriculum is designed to encourage learning that progresses from foundation courses that teach the basics of communication to intermediate and advanced (capstone) courses. Students may choose to build creative combinations of coursework that suit their individual learning and career goals.

Students may count up to 56 s.h. of Department of Communication Studies coursework (prefix COMM) toward credit required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Transfer courses may be applied toward the requirements of the major, with the department's approval. A maximum of 15 s.h. of transfer credit may be counted toward the major.

The semester hours required for the major consist of foundation courses, intermediate courses, a capstone course, and additional coursework which may be earned in courses listed under "Intermediate Courses," "Capstone Experience," and/or "Additional Courses," below. Students may not use a course to satisfy more than one requirement of the major.

Listed below are the general categories of coursework required to earn the degree; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication, visit the UI General Catalog.

Degree Requirements
Title Hours
Foundations of Communication Courses 15
Intermediate Courses 12
Capstone Experience Course 3
Additional Courses 9
Total Hours 39