General Requirements for Communication Major
All courses counted toward the major, including Preparation for the Major courses,
must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
General Education Worksheet
Communication Major Worksheet/Option Checklist
Special Conditions for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Students must take a sufficient number of elective units to bring the total number
of units to a minimum of 120 units.
|Preparation for the Major
|Major Requirements (A minimum of eighteen (18) units must be earned at CSUSM)
Communication majors must complete nine (9) upper-division units selected from at
least two of the social sciences, including (but not limited to) Economics, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology
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). MDIA courses may be used to fulfill the Mass Communication area
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.