Communication Studies


Director: Dr. Ashli Stokes
Interm Director (Fall 2020 - Spring 2021):  Dr. Min Jiang

The Honors Program in the Department of Communication Studies aims to identify, encourage, nurture and recognize students with exceptional analytical, creative and communicative skills potential.  The program stresses guided but self-directed independent study, and each honors student will be evaluated by a faculty committee based upon uniquely developed criteria for each student. To apply to the Communication Studies Honors Program, students must have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher, have completed at least 30 credit hours, and must have taken at least 6 hours of COMM or Journalism courses. Accepted honors students will complete honors coursework and an honors thesis to graduate with departmental honors.

When can I apply?

Students may apply during their sophomore year or the first semester of their junior year.

What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain a 3.3 overall GPA and a 3.3 in departmental and honors courses. 

What are the curricular requirements?

Students must complete both COMM 3890 and COMM 3891 to fulfill the honors coursework requirements. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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