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:
Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication Sequence
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.
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.
If a class is full when a student registers, wait listing allows a student to add their name to an electronic wait list and potentially be
added to the class if space opens up, and they meet all the requirements. Wait listing
is not a guarantee to enrollment into a class.
Wait listing is only available to classes that the department sees as benefiting from
a wait list.
Once a student wait lists into a class, it is up to them to monitor whether they are
added to the class or not. If a student is added and decides they no longer want the
class, they are responsible for dropping the class prior to the last day to drop deadline.
It is recommended that the student drop themselves from any classes they are wait
listed in once they have set their final schedule.