Most undergraduate courses in Communication are open to all students in the University,
admission to the Communication major requires formal application and acceptance.
The major curriculum is designed, administered, and taught by faculty at the Annenberg
School for Communication Admission decisions are made solely by The Annenberg School.
Students should apply to the major as soon as they have completed two core courses
and one additional communications course. Students may submit applications
during the semester in which they are working to complete prerequisite requirements
(listed below). Admission will be offered once grades are reported for two core
courses and one additional communications course provided applicants meet or exceed
a major GPA of 3.0. Students who have not met the minimum after completing two communication
courses and one additional communication course may not apply using other courses
in a future semester. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for admission to
the major no later than the second semester of their sophomore year.
The latest semester in which students may apply to the major is the first semester
of their junior year. Students who fail to complete admission requirements
before the end of the sophomore year may have difficulty completing all major requirements
by the end of their senior year. These students may find it necessary to take additional
semesters of coursework to graduate.
A word of advice to majors and prospective majors: Completing all major requirements
by the end of the senior year takes careful planning. Timely application is the
first step for a smooth transition through all major requirements for graduation.
The second step is consulting with Alison
Berstecher each semester to review progress in meeting major requirements
prior to advance registration.
Students must meet the following requirements before they can apply to the major.
Alison Feather, Director Student Services and Registrar, provides academic and procedural
advising for prospective communication majors. Students are encouraged to consult
with Mrs. Feather well in advance of application to match requirements for the major
to their particular situation and draft a tentative curriculum.
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