University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Communication Studies B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Communication Studies

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Core Courses12
Upper-Division Core Courses6
Upper-Division Writing
Additional Major Electives18
Total Hours36

Degree Specific Credits: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: To graduate with a degree in Communication Studies, the student must complete 36 COMX credits with 18 of those credits in courses numbered 300 or above. A maximum of 6 credits in COMX 312 and a maximum of 6 credits in COMX 398 may count toward a major in Communication Studies.

Lower-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communications3
COMX 220SIntroduction to Organizational Communication3
COMX 240HIntroduction to Rhetorical Theory3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 6 total credits required.


Note: Students taking COMX 460 in the fall or spring semester will also be required to take COMX 461. Those taking COMX 460 in summer are exempt from this requirement.

Complete one of the following courses:3
Rhetorical Criticism and Theory
Research Methods
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing

Complete one of the following courses:3
Rhetoric, Nature, and Environmentalism
Communication in Personal Relationships
Communication in Nonprofit Organizations
Communication and Technology
Risk, Crisis, and Communication
Rhetorical Criticism and Theory
Rhetorical Construction of Women
Rhetoric of Women's Activism
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Major Electives

Complete 18 COMX credits to achieve a total of 36 COMX credits for the degree.18
Total Hours18
Minimum Required Grade: C-