Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication BA

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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This program is offered both on-campus and online.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 39 COMM credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 15 upper-division (3000-level and above) COMM credit hours.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 18 COMM credit hours, 15 of which must be upper division, with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Communication majors may complete up to 6 credit hours of internship (COMM 3939).
  2. A maximum of 6 credit hours of independent study courses may be applied to the major.
  3. No more than 56 Communication credit hours can count toward graduation.
  4. Students may transfer in up to 21 COMM credits.
  5. In addition to required Communication courses, students are required to take seven elective courses (21 hours), which may consist of classes chosen from any combination of Communication Pathway and Inquiry and Analysis courses.
  • community service and public affairs
  • global and intercultural communication
  • health communication
  • media and cultural studies
  • strategic communication

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