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Communication and Society(120 Hours)
To certify a major in Communication, a student must meet the following minimum requirements: (1) Complete COM 101, 105, and 138; (2) Sophomore standing (transfer students should have at least 15 graded credits from courses in residence at WSU); (3) Complete the Murrow College Grammar and Writing exam administered by the College of Communication.
Certification in the Murrow College is based on the following: the number of available seats, the applicant’s cumulative WSU GPA, the number of credits completed at the time of application, and the applicant’s performance on the Murrow College Grammar and Writing Exam. The top students are certified based on the number of seats available that semester. Transfer course grades will NOT be used to calculate the cumulative WSU GPA. Students transferring into the College with 55 or more hours should complete the certification requirements with in two semesters. All students should certify before earning 90 credit hours.
All majors require a minimum of 49 semester hours in Communication.
|COM 101 [SSCI]||3|
|ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]||3|
|COM 102 [COMM] or Communication [COMM]||3|
|COM 105 [HUM]||3|
|HISTORY 105 [ROOT]||3|
|Apply for and Certify in Major|
|Biological Sciences [BSCI] or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]1||3 or 4|
|COM 300 [M]||3|
|Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]||3|
|Physical Sciences [PSCI] or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]1||4 or 3|
|Complete Writing Portfolio|
|COMSOC 324 [M]||3|
|300-400-level Major Elective 2||6|
|Major Specialization 3||3|
|300-400-level Major Elective 2||3|
|Integrative Capstone [CAPS]||3|
|300-400-level Major Electives2||3|
|Major Specialization 3||3|
|1||For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Science [BSCI] and one Physical Science [PSCI] course, including one lab course, or 8 credits of [SCI] designated courses. (SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI], which is offered Spring semester.)|
|2||Select 12 credits of 300-400-level COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, COMSTRAT major electives not used to meet other requirements, COMSOC 495 internship credits, or COMSOC 499 Special Projects credits (max. 6 credits of 495/499) in consultation with advisor.|
|3||Students select a specialization and complete the courses required for the specialty. 1) Communication Technology: COM 420, 482 or 486, and 490. 2) Science Communication: COM 395 or 400, COMSOC 325, and 480. 3) Risk and Crisis Communication: COM 478 or COMSOC 477, COM 486, and COMSOC 326.|