Undergraduate

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 include CST 105 Introduction to Communication; CST 200 Communication and Society; CST 207 Relational Communication; CST 210 Communicating Ethically; and CST 300 Communication Theory. Students are required to take 21 additional semester hours of CST electives at the 300 level or above, 6 hours of which must be at the 400 and/or 500 level.

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 UNCG Graduate Bulletin.

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

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