BA in Communication
The Communication Department's Undergraduate Program offers a variety of degree options that prepare students with a thorough background in the disciplines of Communication
Degree Requirements and Information
A Bachelor of Arts in Communication requires 36 credit hours in Communication courses with 18 of those credits being upper division. There are five track options including General Communication, Organizational & Strategic Communication, Leadership Communication, Media Studies, and Digital Filmmaking & Media Arts.
Students pursuing a degree in Communication prepare themselves for a broad range of employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors. An internship for advanced students with a 3.0 GPA is available in certain tracks. Internships are not available for students minoring in Communication. The General Communication track allows students to prepare for a career in communication with courses tailored to the individual student’s interests and career objectives.
All Communication Majors must take COMM 2030. All Comm. Majors take 3 of the Foundation Courses, the 5 required courses in their Track, and 3 courses from the list of electives in their Track. Some Foundation Courses may be taken as electives, but cannot be counted as both a Foundation Course and an Elective.
All graduating Communication Majors must complete an ePortfolio. Eportfolios are a means to document what students have learned during their time at UCCS and how their education aligns with their professional goals. More information about this required can be found on the ePortfolio website. To graduate with a degree in Communication, students must have a 2.0 GPA or better.