Communication Studies - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H 

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2020H  

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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
Introduction to Communication Skills (6 hrs):
COMM 1110 or COMM 1300 or COMM 2150H
COMM 1500 or COMM 1500E or COMM 2550H  

Statistics:
STAT 2000
or STAT 2100H

Cultural Competency (one of the following):
AFAM 2000 or AFAM 2000H
AFST(ANTH)(CMLT)(GEOG)(SOCI)(RELI) 2100  
CMLT 2400 or CMLT 2410H
COMM 1800
ENGL 2400 or ENGL 2390H
FILM(AFAM) 2130 
HIST(AFST) 2052 
HIST(LACS) 2222 
HIST(AFST) 2502 
PSYC(AFAM) 2150
RELI 1002 or RELI 2002H
RELI(NAMS) 2004
RELI(AFAM) 2005
RUSS 2050
SOCI(AFAM) 2020
SOCI 2090
SOCI 2500
SOCI(AFAM) 2820
WMST 1110 or WMST 1110H
WMST 2010 or WMST 2010H
WMST 2300
Fourth semester of any Foreign Language  

Human Processes and Logic (two of the following):
CSCI 1210
ECON 1100
ECON 2105, ECON 2105H, or ECON 2105E 
ECON 2106, ECON 2106H, or ECON 2106E 
HDFS 2100, HDFS 2100H, or HDFS 2100E 
HDFS 2200 or HDFS 2200H
LING 2100, LING 2100H, or LING 2100E 
PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2010H
PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2020H 
PHIL 2400 or PHIL 2400H
PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H
PSYC 2101
SOCI 2470
SOCI 2730

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives)
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Entrance Requirements
Students must complete the following with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better to complete the Communication Studies Major:
COMM 1110 or COMM 1300 or COMM 2150H
COMM 1500 or COMM 1500E or COMM 2550H
STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (27 hours)

Major Coursework (27 hours)
A maximum of 6 hrs of 2000-level credit count in this area.

Required Core Coursework (6 hrs):
COMM 3300
COMM 3700


Advanced Skills and Performance (6 hrs minimum):
COMM 2400
COMM 2520
COMM 2700E
COMM 3100
COMM 3200
COMM 3340
COMM 3350
COMM 3600
or COMM 3600S
COMM 3800
COMM 4110/6110
COMM 4220
COMM 4330
COMM 4350/6350 or COMM 4350E/6350E
COMM 4360/6360
COMM 4540/6540
COMM 4620
COMM 4800
COMM 4820/6820
COMM(AFAM) 4830/6830
COMM(AFAM) 4840/6840
COMM 4850/6850
COMM 4910
COMM 4920
COMM 4940

Analysis and Theory (6 hrs minimum):
COMM 2200
or COMM 2200E
COMM 2360
COMM 2600
COMM 3310
COMM 3320
COMM 3330
COMM 3500
COMM 3520
COMM(AFAM) 3820 or COMM 4820/6820
COMM 4200
COMM 4310/6310 or COMM 4310E/6310E
COMM 4320
COMM 4340/6340
COMM 4370/6370
COMM 4380
COMM(CLAS) 4410/6410
COMM 4500
COMM 4510/6510
COMM 4530
COMM 4550/6550
COMM(HPRB) 4610/6610
COMM(HIST) 4635
COMM 4900
COMM 4930
COMM 4960H
COMM 4970H
COMM 4980H
COMM 4990H


Additional Electives (9 hrs minimum):
Additional major coursework in Communication Studies. Note that this is subject to the maximum of 6 hrs of 2000-level credit in the major.

*Note: Communication Studies majors may use no more than six (6) hours of transfer credit for COMM major courses (at the 1000 or 2000-level) taken at other institutions; anything over this can count for general electives. Transfer students must take the two COMM methodology courses (COMM 3300 and COMM 3700) at UGA.
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General Electives (33 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
Upper division (12-18 hours)
Any level (15-21 hours)
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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