The BA in Communication program offers specializations in Journalism or Speech Communication. The program allows the two disciplines to share a core curriculum, thus providing a basis for the discussion of affinities in their substantive concerns, conceptual frameworks, methodologies and objectives. The concentration courses give the program a focus, while the option to minor in one of three areas (Journalism, Speech Communication, or Broadcast Communication) provides opportunities not only for developing other skills but also for further exploring the interrelatedness of the communication disciplines.
A 2.75 average for all upper level courses (major and minor courses) shall be required of all college majors. Students who fail to meet the 2.75 average requirement for these upper level courses shall be put on probation the following semester. Failure to reach the required average even after this probation period shall mean disqualification from the program.