Journalism and Public Relations and Strategic Communication majors are required to complete 72 credit hours of course work outside the School of Communication. Anything that does not have the COMM prefix will count.
NOT Liberal Arts Subjects, but count for credit hours outside SOC:
ACCT – Accounting EDU – Education FIN – Finance HFIT – Health and Fitness IBUS – International Business ITEC – Information Technology KSB – Business MGMT – Management MKTG – Marketing
SOC Related Course Requirements- U.S. History and Economics
All SOC majors except Foreign Language and Communication Media majors are required to take one U.S. History course from the following list:
HIST-130 History of American Popular Culture
HIST-205 American Encounters: 1492-1865 (FA2)
HIST-206 U.S. History since 1865
HIST-208 African-American History: to 1877
HIST-209 African-American History: 1877 to Present
HIST-210 Ethnicity in America (FA4)
HIST-215 Social Forces That Shaped America (FA2)
HIST-219 Women in America to 1850
HIST-220 Women in America since 1850 (FA4)
HIST-235 West in Crisis, 1900-1945 (FA2)
HIST-288 Oliver Stone's America
All Journalism majors are required to take one Economics course. Journalism majors can choose from:
All Public Communication, Film and Media Arts and Communication Studies majors are required to take either one economics course or MKTG-250. Students in these majors can choose from:
Minor or Second Major
For Broadcast Journalism, Communication Studies, Film and Media Arts, Print Journalism and Public Communication, a minor or second major outside the School of Communication is required. Students should discuss with their SOC advisor how much room they have in their four year plan and decide on a minor or second major. See the minors offered at AU
Transferring in Communication courses
12 credit hours of communication courses may be transferred in prior to matriculation at AU with SOC academic advisor approval.
Only 2 communication courses may be taken abroad with prior approval from your SOC academic advisor.
School of Communication students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 in order to enroll in Communication courses at the 300 level or above. Students who earn a cumulative grade point average between 2.00 - 2.49 will be placed on academic alert and required to meet with their academic advisor to develop a plan for raising their cumulative grade point average to a minimum 2.50. If students do not raise their cumulative GPA to a minimum 2.5, students should consider declaring a different major. In addition to meeting with their academic advisors and instructors, students will want to visit the Academic Support Center to utilize these academic student services.