Communication Studies Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies


Requirements to Graduate

A minimum of 120 credits are required to complete this degree. This includes:

  • 42 upper-division (300 and 400-level) credits
  • 30 upper-division credits completed through Colorado State University

The number of courses needed for completion of the program depends on:


The curriculum listed below is intended to inform prospective students about the overall theme of the program and should not be used as an example program of study. Students need to consult their advisor to develop a degree completion plan based on the credits transferred into this program. You have the option to use the Transferology website to conduct a self-review of your potential transfer courses. This tool will assist you in seeing how your previous college coursework may transfer to CSU. Please note, new online courses are in development to provide additional choices.

Select All University Core Curriculum (AUCC) (31 credits): Students are strongly encouraged to select AUCC courses in consultation with their academic advisor.

Communication Studies Core Curriculum (18 credits): The following courses are required for the Communication Studies degree.

Select Additional SPCM Courses (27 credits): Select a total of 27 credits of SPCM subject code. Students must take either SPCM 341, SPCM 350, or SPCM 420. Courses with an (*) will be available in the near future.

Select one of the following Advanced Writing Courses (3 credits):

Select Additional Arts and Humanities Credits (6 credits): Select six credits from the following subject codes: ART, D, E, ETST, L***, MU, PHIL, TH, or WS. No more than one WS course can be counted toward the completion of this requirement.

Select Additional History Credits (6 credits): Select six additional credits from courses with a HIST subject code.

Select Additional Social and Behavioral Sciences Credits (6 Credits): Select a total of six credits from the following: AREC 202, GR 100, courses with subject codes ANTH, ECON, ETST, HIST, JTC, POLS, PSY, SOC, or WS. No more than one WS course can be counted toward the completion of this requirement.

Select an approved Degree Minor (21 to 24 credits): Students are required to choose an approved minor in consultation with your advisor.

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