College of Communications

Entrance to College

The requirements to enter the college in general, premajor status are:

  • 2.00 cumulative grade-point average (CGPA)

ETM Procedures

To discuss how to enter this college/major, contact the appropriate Academic Advising Center.

Major CGPA Credits/Courses/Grades Criteria Additional Criteria
Advertising/Public Relations (AD PR) * 3.30*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • ENGL 015 or 030
  • ECON 102
Film-Video (FILM) 2.00

43.5 credits completed and/or in progress

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • COMM 150
  • COMM 242
See Film Portfolio Requirements for additional information
Journalism (JOURN) 2.00 27.1 credits  
Media Studies (MEDIA) 2.00 27.1 credits  
Telecommunications (TELCM) 2.00 27.1 credits  


Courses in bold require a grade of C or better.

* This major is under administrative enrollment controls. Students must complete all required courses by the end of the entrance-to-major pool semester and must confirm their major choices by the published deadline for the ETM process. To be considered for an enrollment-controlled major, students must be in the College of Communication or DUS at the time they confirm their major selection. Students must have the stated CGPA at the end of the semester preceding the pool semester to be guaranteed entrance to this major. However, "If there is still space after all of the students who meet these criteria have been accepted, selections are made from the remaining students in the pool of applicants, starting with the highest GPA, until the approved maximum number of students to enter the major is reached. No student with less than a 2.00 cumulative GPA is accepted" (Undergraduate Advising Handbook).