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The BS in communication has concentrations in interpersonal/organizational communication, journalism, media studies and public relations. Students must be admitted to the School of Communication prior to pursuing a major. Admission may be requested upon acceptance to ECU. Students are required to meet with a School of Communication’s advisor in order to apply. Entering freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 un-weighted high school GPA before declaring the major.
To continue in any communication major, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for the journalism, interpersonal/organizational and media studies concentrations. The public relations concentration requires students to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
A continuing or transfer student may apply for admittance, provided he or she has successfully completed 9 hours of ECU credit with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or above. Transfer of writing courses and core skill courses in public relations and journalism from outside institutions will be considered on a case by case basis. Transcripts from the institution of transfer, a syllabus and writing or production samples may be requested.
A minimum grade of C- (1.7) is required in all COMM courses that count toward the major. In addition, a minimum grade of C- (1.7) must be achieved in all COMM prerequisites before students can advance in the curriculum.
Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows: