a word, no; however, students interested in taking a few Communication courses
can enroll in COMM245 (for non-majors,) COMM256, COMM330, COMM341, COMM345, COMM370, and many
other (although not all) 200-level and 300-level Communication courses.
Some students believe that it is
necessary for them to have a double major or a minor. This is not true; but it
is often a good idea. Sometimes students have career plans that call for a
double major or the additional of a minor.
For example, students interested in
journalism often take a Journalism minor or a double major in Communication and
Students interested in interpersonal
relations might double major in Communication and Psychology
Students interested in political
communication might take a Political Communication minor or double major in
Communication and Political Science.
Students often have intrinsic
interests in other areas and take second majors or minors for that reason. For relevant
examples, Foreign Languages and Literature is a popular second major for
students interested in other cultures. Music,
Art (particularly Visual Communications), and Theatre are also popular minors.
Some students wish to pursue a second major in a
department in another college. Students who complete majors in two different
colleges will earn a DOUBLE DEGREE, which is different than a double
major. Although this is often a good
idea, some colleges have requirements that differ somewhat from the requirements
of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students may need to take additional courses to satisfy both Colleges’
requirements. For example, a double degree in Communication (part of the
College of Arts & Sciences) and Business (part of the College of Business
and Economics) could take more than four years to complete. Students should seek advisement in both majors if they decide to complete a double degree.
department has a set of elective courses relevant to Public Relations that
students can choose to take in addition to their chosen concentration. The
Public Relations elective sequence consists of four courses; COMM309, COMM311,
COMM409, and COMM413. COMM309 is open to all students without prerequisites,
and COMM309 serves as a prerequisite for COMM311, COMM409 and COMM413. Students interested in a career in public relations should, if feasible, take all four of these courses and during their junior or senior year complete an internship. Finally, students with a serious
interest in Public Relations should join the University of Delaware chapter of
PRSSA, the Public Relations Student Society of America, and become active in
There is a Journalism minor overseen
by UD's Department of English. Interested students should visit the Department of English's website. Several Communication courses are
included in the minor. In particular,
the Communication Department offers courses (COMM326, COMM329, COMM427) that
are specifically relevant to broadcast journalism.
The Department of Communication offers courses required for the Advertising minor; however, student interested in the minor should visit the Lerner College of Business website for more information. Interested students must apply for acceptance into the minor through Lerner College of Business.
is a Political Communication minor overseen by the Center for Political Communication. Interested students should visit the Center for Policital Communication (CPC) website. Admittance into the minor is decided by the CPC. Several Communication courses are required for the minor. In particular, the
Communication Department offers courses (COMM340, COMM305, COMM306, COMM319,
COMM425, COMM444, COMM447) that are specifically relevant to Political Communication.
The Interactive Media minor
is overseen by the Department of Art. Student interested in this minor should visit UD's Department of Art website. Several Communication courses are part of the selection of required courses for the minor, including COMM408, NEW MEDIA PROJECT DEVELOPMENT.
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