Declaring Your Major

Students may declare a major in communication (see process below) after completion of three (3) credits in a Communication course. Prospective majors and minors are advised strongly to be competent in written and oral language skills prior to seeking admission to the program.

The Department communicates with students principally through email. Majors are required to check their UWM email routinely. Graduation with a major or minor requires a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all communication courses attempted, including transfer work. All courses in the major, with the exception of COMMUN 298, must be taken for graded credit.

Communication Major

A major in communication consists of at least 36 credits in communication courses, including Commun 101, 103, 105, and either 335 (635), 370 or 372. At least 18 of the 36 credits must be numbered 300 or above, 15 of these taken in residence at UWM.

Students wishing to declare a major:

  1. Make sure they have successfully completed the prerequisites for their catalog year.
  2. Fill out and submit theDeclaration of Major Form »
  3. Make an appointment with a program advisor by sending an email to This meeting is required.

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