The degree with honors will be awarded to majors who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 and a 3.50 GPA or above in communication studies and have, in their senior year, successfully completed 7 semester hours of communication studies departmental honors work culminating in an approved senior thesis. The 7 semester hours of departmental honors work shall consist of a capstone-designated course and COMS 498 taken over two semesters of the senior year, and COMS 495AB.
Details concerning application for a degree with honors in communication studies can be obtained from the department’s undergraduate studies director.
The University Honors Program is separate but complementary to the departmental degree with honors. Eligible students may participate in one or both programs simultaneously since there is some overlap in the requirements. Students interested in the University Honors Program are encouraged to contact the University Honors office for more detailed information.