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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Communication Studies

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Departmental Honors

Outstanding undergraduates may earn departmental honors if they meet the following criteria:

  1. A grade-point average at the time of graduation of at least 3.25 overall and 3.5 in communication studies courses.
  2. Completion of an honors thesis involving independent research — either a single comprehensive project or an integration of several related projects. Completion requires satisfactory defense of the thesis in an oral examination and submission of a satisfactory thesis manuscript to the department office by one month before graduation. Independent research for the thesis must be conducted under the direction of a faculty member. The student must be enrolled with that instructor in 2 to 6 hours of COMS 498, usually over two semesters.

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