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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Option in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (120 units)


This option requires 48 units of which 33 are upper division. All Communication Studies majors, regardless of option chosen, are required to complete the following core.

1. Lower Division Core (15 units):

Take all the following courses:

  • COMM 110 Interpersonal Communication (3)
    * "C" or better required
    Prerequisite: None.
  • COMM 130 Essentials of Public Speaking (3)
    * "C" or better required
    Prerequisites: None
  • COMM 131 Essentials of Argumentation (3)
    * "C" or better required
    Prerequisite: None.
  • *COMM 200 Gateway to Communication Studies (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • COMM 220 Elements of Organizational Comm (3)
    Prerequisites: None

*Students must take COMM 200 in their first year of declaring the major.

2. Upper Division Core (15 units):

Take all the following courses:

  • COMM 300 Survey of Rhetorical Theory (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • COMM 301 Communication Criticism (3)
    Prerequisite: COMM 300.
  • COMM 306 Communication Theory (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • COMM 307 Measurement in Comm Research (3)
    Prerequisites: COMM 306 and completion of University GE requirement in mathematics.
  • COMM 330 Intercultural Communication (3)
    Prerequisites: None

3. Elective Courses: An additional 18 units of course work (of which at least 9 units must be in 400-level courses) are required for the major.

  • COMM 309, COMM 334, COMM 335, COMM 337, COMM 344, COMM 355, COMM 400, COMM 410, COMM 411, COMM 412, COMM 414, COMM 420, COMM 421, COMM 431, COMM 432, COMM 444, COMM 449, COMM 450, COMM 452, COMM 490 (consult with a communication studies advisor about which 490 courses are appropriate for this degree option).

Only courses in which a "C" or better have been earned may be applied to satisfy upper division requirements in the major. Classes taken in which less than adequate grades are received must be repeated until an adequate grade is achieved. Majors will not be permitted to take any upper division class in the major on a credit/non-credit basis.

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