Communication, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Communication


department website: https://communication.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Communication Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: communication@illinois.edu


for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Communication


Departmental distinction: Superior students are encouraged to consult the departmental honors adviser about requirements and opportunities for participation in the departmental honors program.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

At least 15 hours of the required 37 hours in Communication must be at the 300 level or above.

Twelve hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

CMN 101Public Speaking 13
or CMN 112 Oral & Written Comm II
CMN 102Intro to Comm Theory & Res4
Communication Courses: Students will select an option (A or B) and a specialization (if Option B is chosen) in consultation with an undergraduate advisor in Communication.30
OPTION A: Students who wish a general course of study will take at least one course from five of the following six areas and the remaining hours will be selected in consultation with an advisor.
OPTION B: Students who choose to concentrate within an area must take four courses from one of the six areas listed below and the remaining hours will be selected in consultation with an advisor. Students may complete more than one specialization by completing four courses in each area desired; however, individual courses may not be counted toward more than one specialization.
Special topics courses (CMN 199, CMN 396, or CMN 496) may count toward a specialization with the approval of an advisor; however, CMN 199, CMN 390, CMN 491, and CMN 493 taken as independent studies may not count toward the four required courses for a specialization.
Approved lists of courses within these areas are available from the Communication academic advisor:
Communication and Culture
Communication and Health
Communication and Organizations
Interpersonal Communication
Mediated Communication and Technology
Rhetoric and Public Communication
Total Hours37