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Undergraduate Catalog 2017 - 2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, B.A.

Minimum hours required for major: 39

Residency Requirement: Transfer students must obtain at least 20 credit hours from Communication courses at Cleveland State University.

Major-Field Requirements

All majors are required to take a minimum total of 39 semester credit hours in Communication and maintain a 2.25 GPA across all communication courses to graduate with a major in Communication. 

Honors Program/Scholars Requirements

The Honors/Scholars Program in the School of Communication provides in-depth, analytical coursework geared to Honors/Scholars students’ areas of interest.  Students work closely with faculty, gaining specialized knowledge of communication research, training in the communication professions and applications of scientific principles to everyday life.

Honors courses are selected from each of the four undergraduate majors in the School:

  • Communication
  • Communication Management
  • Film and Digital Media
  • Journalism and Promotional Communication

Communication Honors Program Requirements:

  • Attain and maintain CSU Honors/Scholars Program status.
  • Attain and maintain a 3.5 GPA in all Communication courses.
  • Take the required Communication Inquiry class (Communication 303) with an added honors component* agreed to between the faculty member and student, which will provide an opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of communication methods.
  • Select one of the four majors as a focus and take two 300/400-level, four credit hour classes in relevant areas or sequences with an honors component.
  • Select a 400-level capstone in one of the four majors, taking this with an honors component.  The honors component in this course may involve completion of a longer paper, research project, video, film or DVD, as appropriate, followed by presentation of the paper or mediated material to the class instructor and a division faculty-selected committee; or in the case of the general communication major a committee consisting of a representative from each division.

*Honors components can be added to any upper level course designated by the student’s chosen division faculty. The component follows the model applied in communication when a graduate section is added to an undergraduate class and will have the 499 designation.