Major in Communication 2013-2014

The Communication department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Communication department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

Effective fall 2009, in addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, Communication majors must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work in Communication (24 hours above and beyond COMM 1210, 1300, and 1600), of which 18 hours must be upper-division (3000 or above). Only courses with grades of C- or better count toward the major, and the overall major GPA must be 2.00 (a C- is 1.70). Grades for transfer courses are not used in calculating COMM GPA.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

The following rules apply only to students who have matriculated into CU-Boulder as of summer 2003.

Communication Major

Major in Communication 2013-2014
CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • COMM 1210 (3) Perspectives on Human Communication
  • COMM 1300 (3) Public Speaking
  • COM 115 (3) Principles of Speech Communication
  • COMM 1600 (3) Group Interaction
  • COM 217 (3) Group Communication

One of the following Methods courses:

  • COMM 3740 (3) Qualitative Methods
  • COMM 3750 (3) Quantitative Methods
  • COMM 3760 (3) Rhetorical Criticism
  • COMM 3210 (3) Human Communication Theory
  • COMM 3300 Rhetorical Foundations of Communication

One of the following Senior Seminars:

  • COMM 4220 (3) Senior Seminar: Functions of Comm.
  • COMM 4300 (3) Senior Seminar: Rhetoric
  • COMM 4400 (3) Senior Seminar: Communication Codes
  • COMM 4510 (3) Senior Seminar: Interpersonal Comm.
  • COMM 4600 (3) Senior Seminar: Organizational Comm.
  • COMM 4610 (3) Communication Studies of Science and Technology

Two of the following:

  • COMM 2360 (3) Campaigns and Revolutions
  • COMM 2400 (3) Communication and Society
  • COMM 2500 (3) Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 125 (3) Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2600 (3) Organizational Communication
  • COM 225 (3) Organizational Communication

Two additional upper division electives (3000-4000-level courses): 4000-level courses may be taken twice (only twice) with different topics. (9 credit hours total)

Elective courses that do not count for the Communication Major but can be used for elective credit

Communication courses that do not count for the major at CU

The following courses do not count for the Comunication major; however, they may be used to fulfill lower-division general elective credit at CU Boulder.

Comunications major – lower-division chart
Colorado Community College Applicable Courses CU-Boulder Equivalent Course (if any)
  • ENG 235 (3) Rhetoric and Propaganda
  • Lower-division elective
  • COM 105 (3) Intro to Intercultural Communications
  • Lower-division general elective credit
  • COM 230 (3) Argumentation & Debate
  • COMM 3310 (3) Prin & Prac of Argumentation

NOTE: Courses taught at the lower-division will count as lower-division credit at UCB, although they may have upper-division equivalencies at UCB.

  • COM 220 (3) Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 3410 (3) Intercultural Communication