Below you will find requirements for both the Comm Studies Major and Minor.
Majors must satisfy Areas I – V as required by the university’s General Education Core Curriculum. The following (Area VI and Major Coursework) are specifically required by the Communication Studies major.
Introduction to Communication Skills (6 hrs):
Cultural Competency (one of the following):
AFAM(HIST) 2000 or AFAM 2000H
CMLT 2400 or CMLT 2410H
ENGL 2400 or ENGL 2390H
RELI 1002 or RELI 2002H
WMST 1110 or WMST 1110H
WMST 2010 or WMST 2010H
Fourth semester of any Foreign Language
Human Processes and Logic (two of the following):
ECON 2105, ECON 2105H, or ECON 2105E
ECON 2106, ECON 2106H, or ECON 2106E
HDFS 2100, HDFS 2100H, or HDFS 2100E
HDFS 2200 or HDFS 2200H
LING 2100, LING 2100H, or LING 2100E
PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2010H
PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2020H
PHIL 2400 or PHIL 2400H
PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H
If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives)
Major Coursework (27 hrs)
A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. A maximum of 6 hrs of 2000-level credit count in this area. Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
Core Coursework (6 hrs):
Advanced Skills and Performance (6 hrs minimum):
COMM 3600 or COMM 3600S
COMM 4350/6350 or COMM 4350E/6350E
Analysis and Theory (6 hrs minimum):
COMM 2200 or COMM 2200E
COMM(AFAM) 3820 or COMM 4820/6820
COMM 4310/6310 or COMM 4310E/6310E
Additional Electives (9 hrs minimum):
Additional major coursework in Communication Studies. Note that this is subject to the maximum of 6 hrs of 2000-level credit in the major.
*Note: Communication Studies majors may use no more than six (6) hours of transfer credit for COMM major courses (at the 1000 or 2000-level) taken at other institutions; anything over this can count for general electives. Transfer students must take the two COMM methodology courses (COMM 3300 and COMM 3700) at UGA.
- A minor must contain at least 9 hours of upper division course work.
- Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor.
- Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.
- All courses taken to satisfy the minor must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.
Required Courses (6 hrs):
Electives (9 hrs):
Choose any three upper-division (3000-level or higher) COMM courses. Note: Internships (4910), debate practicums (4920), and directed studies (4930, 4960R, 4970R, and 4980R) do not count toward the minor. Residency Requirement: Students may transfer one or both of the lower division courses, but they must complete all three upper-division courses in residence.