Listed below are the requirements for the Communication major. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult your advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about the degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.
|Total Communication Credits|
|Required Courses (12 credits)|
|Electives (24 credits)|
The remaining 24 credits may be selected from across the communication curriculum. At least 18 of the 36 credits required for the major must be numbered 300 or above, 15 of these taken in residence at UWM.
|A maximum of 6 credits earned in any combination of the following courses may count toward the minimum number of credits required for the major in communication|
|All majors must complete one of the following (satisfies the L&S research requirement)|
The Department of Communication has structured Commun 335, 370, and 372 to satisfy the research requirement. In these courses, students must produce a written final research paper that involves conducting independent research in addition to evaluating research in the field and integrating it with their findings. Students will present their research in oral form to their course colleagues.
Graduation with a major or minor requires a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 in all communication courses attempted at UWM as well as a 2.50 GPA in all major credits attempted, including any transfer work. All courses in the major or minor must be taken for graded credit.