Special Conditions for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication

All courses counted toward the major, including Preparation for the Major courses, must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. A minimum of eighteen (18) units of upper-division credits must be earned at CSUSM.

No more than six (6) hours of independent study and/or internship may be applied toward the major. Independent study may be applied to field distribution requirements at the discretion of the instructor under whose supervision the student is doing the study.

Communication majors must complete nine (9) upper-division units selected from at least two of the social sciences.

Units
 
General Education 51
 
Preparation for the Major 9
 
Major Requirements 39
 
Students must take a sufficient number of elective units to bring the total number of units to a minimum of 120
 
   

Preparation for the Major

Lower-division (9 units)
Units
 
COMM 100 3
 
COMM 200 3
 
PSYC 220 or SOC 201 3
 
(Other introductory statistics courses may be accepted upon approval of the communication advisor.)
 
   

Major Requirements

Upper-division (39 units)
Units
 
COMM 300 3
 
COMM 330 3
 
COMM 360 3
 
COMM 390 or 402
3
   
Eighteen (18) additional upperdivision units in at least two of the three areas of communication (Communication Culture and Social Context, Mass Communication, Communication Theory and Methods). MASS courses may be used to fulfill the Mass Communication area units. 18
 
   
Approved Electives (9 units)
 
Nine (9) units of upper-division courses selected from at least two of the social science disciplines, including (but not limited to) Economics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology 9