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Communication Major (BA or BS)

Welcome Prospective Students!  The Department of Communication offers a B.A. or B.S. in Communication with four sequences: Strategic Communication (public relations, advertising, integrated marketing); Journalism (digital, broadcast, print); Communication Studies; or Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication.

Situated in the largest media market between Denver and the West Coast, the Department of Communication provides students with opportunities for internships and part-time work in professional settings. The department is housed in the Languages and Communication Building (LNCO), which has a telecommunication studio, audio-visual production labs, multimedia design labs, and technology-enhanced active learning spaces.

Communication is a vast field with many areas of study. Students majoring in Communication complete one of the following four sequences based on their area of interest.  Your sequence will not appear on your degree. Select the sequence below for more detailed information and a list of major requirements:

 

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION SEQUENCE

JOURNALISM SEQUENCE

COMMUNICATION STUDIES SEQUENCE

SCIENCE, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, AND RISK SEQUENCE

 

PERMISSION CODES AND WAIT LIST POLICY 

Communication classes sometimes fill quickly, so students are encouraged to plan ahead and enroll on your assigned Registration Date to help ensure timely graduation. The Department of Communication does not issue permission codes or manage wait lists for classes that are full. 

For full classes, students should monitor CIS through the first day of class to try to obtain an open space, and, for traditional lecture courses, students should also attend the first day of class.

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Major Declaration

Students can apply to the major once they have a minimum 2.75 University of Utah GPA and completed one COMM course at the University with a C or better.  If you meet the requirements and have not yet declared please do so ASAP.

Questions?  

Prospective Students can email questions to comm-advisor@utah.edu or meet with an advisor in person.  Advising appointments are scheduled online here

 

Last Updated: 3/7/17