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Undergraduate requirements – Effective Fall 2013
Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts

Major/Minor Requirements

13 Courses Required, none of the courses can be taken on a P/NP basis.

1 Lower Division
12 Upper Division

  • COMM 10 Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 100A Situated Practices (Prereq or concurrent enrollment: COMM 10)
  • COMM 100B Interpretive Strategies (Prereq or concurrent enrollment: COMM 10)
  • COMM 100C Social Formations (Prereq or concurrent enrollment: COMM 10)
  • COMM 190 Junior Seminar (Prereq: Junior standing, COMM 10, at least one COMM 100 course)

*These courses must be taken at UCSD

8 Upper Division Electives:

No more than 6 from COMM 101 - 119 (Intermediate)
At least 2 from COMM 120-189 (Advanced)

If students choose to do a COMM 198, COMM 199 the grading option is Pass/No Pass and only ONE may be applied to the major to satisfy an upper-division elective.  If students choose to do an AIP 197 (an internship at an off campus agency), it must be petitioned for approval for the major.  Students can petition for a maximum of 2 courses taken outside of the department, (AIP 197, EAP, or other UC campus courses etc.)

Residency Requirement 

Students are required to complete at least eleven classes of their overall work in the major at UC San Diego.  The following are the Communication classes required to be taken at UCSD.  See your college advisor for further residency requirements.

COMM 10 Introduction to Communication
COMM 100A Situated Practices
COMM 100B Interpretive Strategies
COMM 100C Social Formations
COMM 190 Junior Seminar in Communication
Six upper-division electives in Communication

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMUNICATION MINOR

The Communication minor at UCSD is a social science minor. None of the courses may be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students are required to take 7 courses in Communication, as follows:

*COMM 10 Introduction to Communication

Two courses of your choice from the following 100’s:

*COMM 100A Situated Practices
*COMM 100B Interpretive Strategies
*COMM 100C Social Formations

Four upper-division Communication electives. No more than three may be taken at the COMM 101 – 119 level, and at least one must be taken at the COMM 120 – 189 level.

*These courses must be taken at UCSD within the Department of Communication.

Note: COMM 195, AIP 197, 198 and 199, and courses outside of the department may not be used as electives within the minor.