Students who are following the pre-Fall 2015 major, can review the requirements here.
Learn more about the Department of Communications at John Cabot University
The Bachelors of Arts in Communications is a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program designed to give students the analytical, critical, and creative skills that are fundamental to any career in the information age. The major provides students with superior skills in oral and written proficiency to excel in the creation, dissemination, and analysis of messages. In addition, the program is dedicated to integrating technology in its instruction and incorporating international contexts for the study of communications, so as to prepare students for an increasingly global industry.
This major focuses on intellectual development and ethical reasoning to empower students to take leadership roles and make a difference in a variety of fields both within and outside of the communications industry. Students with a BA in Communications can go on to careers in such fields as Film and Video Production, Journalism, Corporate Communications, Politics, Law, Community Organizing and Service, Education, Management, and Non-profit Administration.
Requirements for the Degree (as of Fall 2015)
A. The Proficiency Requirements of the University in English, Mathematics, and Foreign Language.
B. The General Distribution Requirements
of the University in English, Mathematics and Science, and Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts.
C. Core Curriculum
The University requires an overall minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken at the University with no more than two grades lower than C- in core courses required for the major.
D. Major Electives
Seven major electives at the 200 level or higher not in the core in CMS/DMA/DJRN/COM.
No more than two courses other than those courses coded CMS/DMA/DJRN/COM that are related to the student’s area of concentration and aimed at increasing the breadth of their studies may be used as major electives. These must be chosen from the list of approved courses. Other courses (still within the limited two) related to the major but not included on the list might qualify as major electives depending on the students’ area of interest and require approval of the chair.
Approved major electives for COM:
E. General Electives sufficient to give a total of 120 credits.