* Chosen by students from a list of focused sequence of electives and developed in consultation with their advisors. The focused sequence totals 30 units of the student’s choice; three credits must be upper-division.
** Chosen by students from a list of Communication, Organizational Communication, and Technical Communication electives (six credits required of each; minimum of 4 credits upper division; minimum one upper-division writing course which meets general education Communication requirements.)
*** During the senior year, students will complete a capstone project, either a senior project or externship, in which they apply and integrate the skills gained in their courses. The senior project will be completed under the supervision of a faculty advisor and will span the academic year. Externships will be concentrated in one or more terms and will require supervision of a faculty advisor.
**** For senior project students, this focused sequence elective must be upper-division.
Curriculum notes: To earn the Bachelor of Science degree, students must complete 36 credits in mathematics and science or 45 credits in mathematics, science, and social science. Students must also complete 60 credits of upper-division courses.
There is no guarantee of externships for Communication Studies majors. The best externship experiences are often those identified and arranged by students.