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Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Below you will find requirements for both the Comm Studies Major and Minor. 

Major Requirements


Majors must satisfy Areas I – V as required by the university’s General Education Core Curriculum.  The following (Area VI and Major Coursework) are specifically required by the Communication Studies major.


Area VI

Introduction to Communication Skills (6 hrs):

COMM 1110 or COMM 1300 or COMM 2150H
COMM 1500 or COMM 1500E or COMM 2550H  



STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H


Cultural Competency (one of the following):

AFAM(HIST) 2000 or AFAM 2000H
CMLT 2400 or CMLT 2410H
COMM 1800
ENGL 2400 or ENGL 2390H
FILM(AFAM) 2130 
HIST(AFST) 2052 
HIST(LACS) 2222 
HIST(AFST) 2502 
RELI 1002 or RELI 2002H
RUSS 2050
WMST 1110 or WMST 1110H
WMST 2010 or WMST 2010H
WMST 2300


Fourth semester of any Foreign Language  


Human Processes and Logic (two of the following):

CSCI 1210
ECON 1100
ECON 2105ECON 2105H, or ECON 2105E 
ECON 2106ECON 2106H, or ECON 2106E 
HDFS 2100HDFS 2100H, or HDFS 2100E 
HDFS 2200 or HDFS 2200H
LING 2100LING 2100H, or LING 2100E 
PHIL 2010 or PHIL 2010H
PHIL 2020 or PHIL 2020H 
PHIL 2400 or PHIL 2400H
PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H
PSYC 2101
SOCI 2470
SOCI 2730

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives)


Major Coursework (27 hrs)

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. A maximum of 6 hrs of 2000-level credit count in this area. Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.


Core Coursework (6 hrs):

COMM 3300
COMM 3700


Advanced Skills and Performance (6 hrs minimum):
COMM 2400
COMM 2520
COMM 2700E
COMM 3100
COMM 3200
COMM 3340

COMM 3350
COMM 3510
COMM 3600 or COMM 3600S
COMM 4110/6110
COMM 4220
COMM 4330
COMM 4350/6350 or COMM 4350E/6350E
COMM 4360/6360

COMM 4390
COMM 4540/6540
COMM 4620
COMM 4800
COMM 4820/6820
COMM(AFAM) 4830/6830
COMM(AFAM) 4840/6840
COMM 4850/6850
COMM 4910
COMM 4920
COMM 4940


Analysis and Theory (6 hrs minimum):

COMM 2200 or COMM 2200E
COMM 2360
COMM 2600
COMM 3310
COMM 3320
COMM 3330
COMM 3500
COMM 3520
COMM(AFAM) 3820 or COMM 4820/6820
COMM 4200
COMM 4310/6310 or COMM 4310E/6310E
COMM 4320
COMM 4340/6340

COMM 4370/6370
COMM 4380
COMM(CLAS) 4410/6410
COMM 4430/6430
COMM 4500
COMM 4510/6510
COMM 4530
COMM 4550/6550
COMM(HPRB) 4610/6610
COMM 4900
COMM 4930
COMM 4960R
COMM 4970R
COMM 4980R
COMM 4990R


Additional Electives (9 hrs minimum):

Additional major coursework in Communication Studies. Note that this is subject to the maximum of 6 hrs of 2000-level credit in the major.


*Note: Communication Studies majors may use no more than six (6) hours of transfer credit for COMM major courses (at the 1000 or 2000-level) taken at other institutions; anything over this can count for general electives. Transfer students must take the two COMM methodology courses (COMM 3300 and COMM 3700) at UGA.


Minor Requirements 


  • A minor must contain at least 9 hours of upper division course work.
  • Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor.
  • Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.
  • All courses taken to satisfy the minor must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.


Required Courses (6 hrs):

COMM 1110 , COMM 1300, or COMM 2150H

COMM 1500 , COMM 2200 , COMM 2360 or COMM 2550H


Electives (9 hrs):

Choose any three upper-division (3000-level or higher) COMM courses. Note: Internships (4910), debate practicums (4920), and directed studies (4930, 4960R, 4970R, and 4980R) do not count toward the minor. Residency Requirement: Students may transfer one or both of the lower division courses, but they must complete all three upper-division courses in residence.

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