The communication major curriculum is designed to provide a balanced education emphasizing theoretical understanding and skill development across all significant communication contexts. A student typically enters the program through any one of three introductory courses (COMM 101 , COMM 140 ,COMM 151 ). It is assumed that majors will progress through the course offerings chronologically, from100-level to 300- and 400-level courses.
Note: Only 100- and 200-level courses can transfer to Hope and be counted toward the communication major; 300-level courses may be accepted but will only be credited at the 200-level. All 300-level courses must be taken in the Department of Communication, with the exception of COMM 399 , which can be taken as a work experience as part of an eligible off-campus study program.
A Bachelor of Arts degree with a communication major may be obtained by completing 42 credits in the Department of Communication according to the following criteria: