Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication, BS

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Program Coordinator: Laura C. Prividera (102 Joyner East; 252-328-5304; privideral@ecu.edu)

The Communication, BS 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 as a communication major, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for the interpersonal/organizational and media studies concentrations. The journalism and public relations concentrations require students to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

A continuing or transfer student may apply for admittance their first semester at ECU. 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.

The degree requires a minimum of 120 s.h. as follows:

1. General education requirements - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit view the General Education Program  section.)

3. Concentration area - 33-36 s.h.

(Choose one)

Interpersonal/Organizational Communication - 33 s.h.

Journalism - 36 s.h.

Media Studies - 33 s.h.

Public Relations - 33 s.h.

4. Minor and/or electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Students who major in communication cannot minor in communication.

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