Information and Resources for Declared Communication Majors (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science)
Important Notice: At the beginning of each academic year (in the fall) major requirements are subject to change. Click below for a printable list of your requirements based on your declared catalog year.
Communication students are able to officially declare the major once they have obtained a 2.75 University of Utah cumulative GPA and have successfully passed at least one University of Utah Communication course with a ‘C’ or better.
Students from Salt Lake Community College that have completed COMM 3060 and/or have an AA/AS in Communication are eligible to declare upon addmittance to the University of Utah.
Major declaration can be completed by clicking here.
A student’s catalog year (major requirements) is determined by when the major is officially declared. Major requirements are subject to change at the beginning of each academic year and therefore it is very important for students to be aware of their catalog year and know how they can access it. Students will be required to complete the set of requirements that are associated with their catalog year. For example, if a student declares their major at the beginning of the spring 2022 semester they would be completing the requirements associated with the 2021-2022 catalog year. Once a student if officially declared they are not subject to any new changes made to major requirements.
A maximum of four (4) Communication courses from another college or university may fulfill major requirements. See an advisor to find out how your transfer communication courses can be applied to the major.
One course may fulfill both a university and a major requirement, but one course cannot double-count within the major.
- QB: COMM 1270, Analysis of Argument
- BF: COMM 2110, Interpersonal Communication
- CW: Many COMM course options
- DV: COMM 3070, Communication & Gender
- DV: COMM 3190, Intercultural Communication
- DV: COMM 5540, Communication & Race
- IR: COMM 3770, Cross-Cultural Documentary
- IR: COMM 5610, IT & Global Conflict
- IR: COMM 5620, International Communication
- QI: COMM 3710, Introduction to Quantitative Communication Research
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If the instructor determines academic misconduct has occurred, and the student has previously been sanctioned for an act of academic misconduct, and the prior instance of misconduct resulted in a sanction less than failing the course, the department will follow the process to fail the student for the course. If the prior sanction was failure of the course, the student’s new act of misconduct will result in failure of the course and the department will also follow the process to seek the student’s dismissal from both the program and the University.
(Public Relations, Advertising, Integrated Marketing)
(Digital, Broadcast, and Print Media)
(Written and Spoken Skills)