Undergraduate Curriculum | Communication Studies

Undergraduate Curriculum

Students in the BA program will develop a strong command of the theory and practice of communication through a series of core courses, along with opportunities to pursue individual interests through a wide array of elective courses.

Core courses:

  • CST 105 Introduction to Communication Studies;
  • CST 200 Communication and Community;
  • CST 207 Relational Communication;
  • CST 210 Communicating Ethically;
  • CST 300 Communication Theory


  • 15 semester hours of CST electives 300-499;
  • 6 semester hours of CST electives 400-499.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the major, the student should be able to:

  • Speak effectively and ethically to a public.
  • Utilize communication concepts and competencies to build relationships and/or community.
  • Apply a communication perspective to identify and analyze social issues/problems.
  • Engage communication scholarship using appropriate theory and research methods.

Accelerated Degree Program

As of this fall, the Department of Communication Studies has a BA to MA Accelerated Degree Program (ADP).

Students admitted to the ADP may count up to 12 hours of graduate-level coursework toward both the BA and MA degrees in Communication Studies.

To apply to the ADP, a student must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 based on at least 30 hours earned at UNCG, must have completed at least 60 semester credits, and must be at least a junior.

Additionally, a Communication Studies student must have a 3.5 GPA in at least 15 CST hours, including CST 300. Full application requirements may be found in the University Catalog.

Interested students should visit the Communication Studies section of the University Catalog for more information and speak to a Communication Studies advisor or the Director of Graduate Study.

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