UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Communication Studies, B.A.

The Transfer Degree Road Map on this page presumes the completion of lower division General Education, Title 5 (United States History and Government), and lower division core requirements for this major. See General Education Rules for more information. Lower division major requirements can be found by looking at the four-year Degree Road Map for this major. Refer to Assist for transfer information and articulation of courses taken at California Community Colleges. Verified STAR Act students should use the STAR Act Degree Road Map for their major.

Once transfer coursework is evaluated, applicants and admitted students can use the Degree Progress Report and Planner to learn which requirements need to be completed.

To meet residency requirements, students must complete a minimum of 30 units at CSUN: 24 units must be upper division, 12 units in the major and 9 units in General Education.

Transfer Year 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
COMS 301 or COM 327 or COM 351 3
COMS 321 3
COMS 356 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Elective 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
COMS 301 or COM 327 or COM 351 3
COMS 301 or COM 327 or COM 351 3
Divisional Band: One course from Performance and Cultural Studies Band, Rhetorical Theory Band or Communication Theory Band** 3
Community Involvement Requirement. One course from: COMS 323, COMS 400C, COMS 410, COMS 437, COMS 452, COMS 494/L 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
Communication Methods. One course from: COMS 430, COMS 440, COMS 450 3
Divisional Band: One course from Performance and Cultural Studies Band, Rhetorical Theory Band or Communication Theory Band** 3
Divisional Band: One course from Performance and Cultural Studies Band, Rhetorical Theory Band or Communication Theory Band** 3
Communication Studies Upper Division Elective*** 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
Communication Studies Upper Division Electives*** 12
Elective 3
Total 15
OVERALL TOTAL UNITS 120

*If needed, select GE Upper Division courses that also satisfy: (1) IC: Information Competence, (2) GE Comparative Cultural Studies, and/or (3) Title 5 requirements in American History and/or US/State/Local Government.

**Enrollment in Divisional Band requirements subject to completion of appropriate prerequisite in COMS core.

***Upper division COMS electives may be chosen from courses listed in Divisional Bands above, or from: COMS 309 (may be used to meet major and GE requirement), COMS 315, COMS 325, COMS 360, COMS 420, COMS 428, COMS 446, COMS 454, COMS 464