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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Communication Studies

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First- and Second-Year Preparation


Other Key Courses

Admission to the Major

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Complete COMS 130 (unless the student has received a waiver or, in the case of transfer students, completed an equivalent course).

Complete at least 3 of these courses: COMS 104, COMS 235, COMS 244, COMS 246, COMS 310, COMS 320, COMS 331, COMS 332, or equivalent courses at another university, college or community college.

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

Application to the major should occur in the term in which admission requirements will be completed. If a student does not meet established admission grade-point average criteria or neglects to apply for admission in the term stated above, he or she must petition the department for permission for late application. The department, as part of an approved petition, determines late admission requirements (including grade-point average and curriculum) and the final admission deadline.

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