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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Communication Studies

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Admission to the Major

Admission Criteria

Course Requirements

Speaker-Audience Communication. Satisfied by COMS 130 or COMS 131 or exemption.

3 additional communication studies courses. Satisfied by at least 3 from: COMS 104, COMS 235, COMS 244, COMS 246, COMS 310, COMS 320, COMS 331, or COMS 332.

Grade-Point Average Requirements

Earn a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 or higher in COMS 130 and the courses completed from the list above. If a student has taken more than 3 of the courses above in the semester in which the fourth COMS course is completed, all the grades received in these courses (COMS 104, COMS 235, COMS 244, COMS 246, COMS 310, COMS 320, COMS 331, COMS 332) are computed in the grade-point average for admission consideration. Grades in other COMS courses are not considered for admission to the major. KU’s course repeat policy applies to grade-point average calculation.

Application Term

Students should apply to the major during the semester in which major admission criteria will be completed. This is normally no later than 60 hours, or for transferring students, normally during the initial term at KU. Application to this major after completion of 60 hours, or the initial KU term for transfer students, will likely delay graduation.

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