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Communication Technology (120 Credits)
To certify any major in the College of Communication, a student must meet the following minimum requirements: (1) Complete COM 101, 102, 105, and 138; (2) Sophomore standing (transfer students should have at least 15 graded credits from courses in residence at WSU); (3) Complete the Murrow College Grammar and Writing exam administered by the College of Communication.
Certification in the Murrow College is based on the following: the number of available seats, the applicant’s cumulative WSU GPA, the number of credits completed at the time of application, and the applicant’s performance on the Murrow College Grammar and Writing Exam. The top students are certified based on the number of seats available that semester. Transfer course grades will NOT be used to calculate the cumulative WSU GPA. Students transferring into the College with 55 or more hours should complete the certification requirements within two semesters. All students should certify before earning 90 credit hours.
All Communication and Society majors require a minimum of 52 semester hours in Communication.
Direct to Degree for Transfer Students
Transfer students who indicate a Murrow major as their academic interest, and have completed an AA/DTA from a Washington community college with a 3.2 or higher transfer GPA, can certify upon enrollment at new student orientation if they are transferring one of the required certification courses. Students who transfer in as a junior to WSU from another college or university may also be eligible for direct certification following consultation with a Murrow advisor.
|COM 101 [SSCI]||3|
|ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]||3|
|COM 102 [COMM]||3|
|COM 105 [HUM]||3|
|HISTORY 105 [ROOT]||3|
|Apply for and Certify in Major|
|Biological Sciences [BSCI] or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]1||3 or 4|
|COM 300 [M]||3|
|Physical Sciences [PSCI] or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]1||4 or 3|
|Complete Writing Portfolio|
|COMSOC 324 [M]||3|
|300-400-level Major Electives 2||6|
|300-400-level Major Electives 2||3|
|COM 481 or COM 482||3|
|Integrative Capstone [CAPS]||3|
|300-400-level Major Electives2||3|
|1||For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Science [BSCI] and one Physical Science [PSCI] course, including one lab course, or 8 credits of [SCI] designated courses. (SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI], which is offered Spring semester.)|
|2||Select 12 credits of 300-400-level COM, COMJOUR, COMSOC, COMSTRAT major electives not used to meet other requirements, COMSOC 495 internship credits, or COMSOC 499 Special Projects credits (max. 6 credits of 495/499) in consultation with advisor.|