Most undergraduate courses in Communication are open for enrollment to students throughout the University.
However, obtaining the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Communication requires formal application and acceptance.
The degree is granted by the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Liberal and Professional Studies,
although the major curriculum is designed, administered, and instructed by the Annenberg School for Communication.
All decisions concerning admission to the major are made by The Annenberg School.
Students may apply for admission into the major during either the second semester of their sophomore year or the first
semester of their junior year. Students may submit applications during the semester in which they are working to complete
prerequisite requirements (listed below). In such cases applications will not be processed until all prerequisites have been
met. Students who fail to meet application requirements will be notified. Any students who unsuccessfully applied to the
major should meet with the Director of Student Services to discuss the possibility of reapplying in a later semester.
Students must meet the following requirements prior to acceptance into the major..
Alison Berstecher, Director Student Services and Registrar, provides academic and procedural advising for prospective
communication majors. Students are encouraged to consult with Ms. Berstecher well in advance of application in order to
match the requirements for the major to their particular situation and to draft a tentative curriculum.
Information and application forms can be obtained from Ms. Berstecher in the Undergraduate Office (Room 204 in The Annenberg School).
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