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2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies, B.A.


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  Degree Requirements Units  
  General Education 48  
  Major Requirements 44  
  University Electives 28  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

Communication and Media Studies is a high-demand major. On-campus change of majors are limited by the number of students who can be served by the faculty and facilities of the program.

  • Major Core: All students complete 24 units of required coursework.
  • Major Skill: All students complete 4 units of skill coursework.
  • Major Outlet: All students complete 8 units of media outlet coursework.
  • Major Electives: All students complete 8 units of COMS elective coursework.

Skill Courses


(4 units required - additional units can be used for COMS elective credit)

Media Outlets


(8 units required- additional units can be used for COMS elective credit)

Major Electives


(8 units are required)

Note: 4 Elective Units are also earned by any of the following: 1) The COMS 160A /COMS 160B  LC or COMS 162A /COMS 162B   which yields 4 Elective units for the year; 2) Taking an extra/additional Skill or Media Outlet course; or 3) Taking an approved course in another Arts and Humanities department.

Units


Total units in major: 44

Sample Four-Year Plan for Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies


Freshman must take the COMS Learning Community COMS 160A /COMS 160B , A3 and C3 or COMS 162A /COMS 162B , A3 and C3). Change of majors or transfers must enroll for COMS 200  and COMS 202  (or equivalent transfer credit). COMS 160A /COMS 160B  satisfies the COMS 200  and COMS 162A /COMS 162B  satisfies the COMS 202  requirement (LC alternates every other year), and yields 4 COMS Elective units.

50 GE (A-E) Transfers 48 GE (A-E)
44 COMS 44 COMS
26 University Electives 28-30 University Electives
(or more, depending on how much major/GE unit double-counting) (or more, depending on how much major/GE unit double-counting)

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies


Freshman Year: 30 Units


Sophomore Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (16 Units)

Spring Semester (14 Units)

Junior Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Senior Year: 30 Units


* Students must take in their senior year

Fall Semester (15 Units)

  • Upper-Division University Elective
  • Upper-Division University Elective
  • Unit(s): 1-4 (4 Credit(s) Required) *
  • COMS Outlet Course
Spring Semester (15 Units)

Total Units: 120


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