Dr. R. Olsen, chair. Dr. Bolduc, Mr. Bollinger, Dr. Brubaker, Dr. Brunson, Ms. Bulger, Ms. Chin, Dr. McDaniel, Dr. McKinney, Dr. Noor Al-Deen, Mr. Pernell, Dr. Persuit, Dr. Pullum, Dr. Roberts, Dr. Scott, Mr. Trimble, Dr. Weber, Dr. Willingham, Dr. Yang.
The Department of Communication Studies offers a diverse undergraduate curriculum integrating application with theory, providing majors a degree program in which the philosophy, practice, criticism, and study of communication are emphasized and balanced. Majors are afforded the opportunity to customize their academic experience in preparation for both post-graduate education and professional careers across a wide spectrum of discipline specializations.
A student may declare pre-communication studies (PCOM) as the intended major after earning a minimum 24 semester credit hours and a grade of “B” or above in COM 105 . A PCOM major may declare communication studies (COM) as their major after earning a grade of “B” or above in COM 200 . A student may repeat or audit one gateway class, either COM 105 or COM 200 , one time in order to replace one grade lower than a “B” for admittance to the department. A final grade of “F” due to admitted or adjudicated academic dishonesty shall not be replaced if the course is repeated. Further, because it cannot be replaced, a failing grade in either COM 105 or COM 200 received due to admitted or adjudicated academic dishonesty shall be the grade considered for admission into the COM major and thus will disqualify a student from admission to the major. All UNCW continuing and transfer students are subject to this gateway at the time of application.