Dec 08, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication BA


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Introduction

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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 18 upper-division (3000-level and above) COMM credit hours.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to major requirements.
  4. Students must complete all major courses taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to major requirements with a minimum grade of C-(1.7). Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 18 COMM credit hours 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 eight elective courses (24 hours), which may consist of classes chosen from any combination of Pathway and Critical Toolbox Courses.
  • community service and public affairs
  • global and intercultural communication
  • health communication
  • inquiry and analysis
  • media and cultural studies
  • strategic communication

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