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Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies

The rules listed on this page are specific to the 2014-2016 catalog year. Rules for previous catalogs can be found on the degree checklists (below).

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies degree comprises 120 credit hours.

Core Curriculum

A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts.

Major requirements

  • A minimum of 30 and maximum of 36 hours of major-specific coursework in the department.

College of Communication requirements



  • Communication Studies majors may not take more than 9 hours of Communication Studies coursework per semester

Communication Studies students may not take more than 42 hours in the College of Communication At least 15 hours of major-specific coursework must be upper-division

Students who are not Communication Studies majors are limited to 9 hours of CMS coursework (including transfer work) total, until they are officially accepted as a major or have officially declared Communication Studies as their minor via their own college


A student may apply for admission to the Communication Studies honors program during the semester that he or she reaches 90 hours of coursework.


Students should choose courses in the core curriculum and in the major requirements that also fulfill their major department's Flag requirements. The Flags required for the all degrees from Moody College are:



Students can also fill elective hours by