Declaration Process

DECLARATION PROCESS

DECLARE PRE-COMMUNICATION STUDIES AS A MAJOR

  • Eligibility: Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • To apply: Submit the Pre-Communication Studies Major Application to declare Pre-Communication Studies as a major. Please allow 5-7 business days for the application to be processed.
  • Once successfully declared as a Pre-Communication Studies major, students will be assigned an advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Center in Fretwell 235, based off of their last name. 
  • Pre-Communication Studies majors cannot declare the upper division of Communication Studies as a major until all introductory requirements have posted to their academic transcript.
  • The pre-requisites are as follows:
    • COMM 1101 – Public Speaking
    • COMM 2100 – Intro to Communication Theory (restricted to 2 attempts)
    • STAT 1220 or 1222 – Intro to Statistics
  • Foreign Language (Choose one of the two options):

                ♦Students must complete an Intermediate level (2000) of  a Latin-alphabet based language

                  (ex: Spanish, French, German).

                OR

                ♦Students must complete the 1202 level of a non-Latin alphabet based language (ex: Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew).​

DECLARE COMMUNICATION STUDIES AS A MAJOR

  • Eligibility: Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and have completed the introductory requirements. The final grades of the pre-requisite courses must be posted on the transcript. If students submit the online application before their final grades to these pre-requisites have been posted, the request to declare the major will be denied.
  • To apply: Submit the Communication Studies Major Application to declare Communication Studies as a major and select a concentration.  Please allow 5-7 business days for the application to be processed.
  • Once successfully declared as a Communication Studies major, students will be assigned a new advisor in the Department of Communication Studies and they may register for core and required track courses for the following academic terms. 

CHANGE YOUR COMMUNICATION STUDIES CONCENTRATION

DECLARE JOURNALISM AS A MINOR

  • Eligibility: Students must have a 2.0 Cumulative GPA. 
  • To apply: Submit the Journalism Minor Application to declare Journalism as your minor. Please allow 5-7 business days for the application to be processed.
  • Journalism minors who are also declared Communication Studies majors may have the same advisor. View your assigned advisors in Connect or DegreeWorks.

DECLARE COMMUNICATION STUDIES AS A MINOR

  • Eligibility: Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA. 
  • There are a limited number of spots available for the Communication Studies minor, and they are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is one declaration day per Fall and Spring semester.
  • To apply: Submit the Communication Studies Minor Application on the declaration date. The application will become live at 8:30 am and close at 5:00 pm.

Fall  2019 Declaration Date October 14th, 2019                  8:30 AM – 5:00 PM