Undergraduate Program Goals
In recent years the faculty has tried to answer the question, “What should Communication Studies majors know when they’ve finished a degree?” The response to this question has two levels. The first level consists of cognitive goals constituting general objectives that relate to the comprehension and understanding of materials relevant to human communication. The second level consists of applied goals that follow directly from the cognitive objectives.Undergraduate Program Goals
Requirements for Admission into the B.A. Program
At WVU, the B.A. Program in Communication Studies is both difficult and rewarding. While only about half of students applying to the program are accepted, those accepted students benefit from a rigorous and intimate program of study that prepares graduates for success in today’s Information Economy – literally, an economic and corporate environment based on the creation and facilitation of messages and connections between people and organizations. The main requirements for admission to the B.A. Program are:
- a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
- having completed COMM 201 and COMM 203
B.A. students minoring in another area
The B.A. in Communication Studies is an inherently-interdisciplinary degree that often can be complimented with a minor in a variety of other majors at WVU. For B.A. students looking to minor in another field, please complete the form below.