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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Pre-Communication Requirements


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Students planning to major in any area of communication will be admitted as a pre-communication student. This status, however, does not guarantee admission to a communication major, since more students may apply for admission than can be accepted.

A student’s application for admission as a major will be considered when the student has:

  1. Completed 30 hours of college work, at least 15 hours of which at Western Michigan University.
  2. Achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  3. Completed pre-communications course requirements with a grade of “C” or better in each course (taking a pre-communication class not more than two times).
  4. Completed the pre-communication course requirements for the major.

The pre-communication course requirements for each major are as follows:


Communication Studies


Telecommunications and Information Management


Admission Requirements


If a student’s overall GPA is below 2.5 and if the student has not achieved a “C” or better after completing a pre-communication class twice, a student may NOT apply to become a communication major in any of our majors.

If the student’s overall GPA is 2.5 or above, and if the student has achieved a “C” or better in appropriate pre-communication courses, the student may apply to become a major in a specific area of interest.

Admission to any of our majors will be based on space available, overall grade point average, and grades in pre-communication courses. Hence, successful completion of pre-communication requirements does not guarantee admission. Additional information may be obtained from the School of Communication’s website: www.wmich.edu/communication.

Students may not apply to any of our majors, in any combination, more than twice. If after a second application a student has not been admitted to a major, then he/she may proceed to complete the requirements for a communication minor and the student must find another major in another department.

General Program Requirements


1. All major/minor programs must be approved by the School advisor. Admission to a major in communication will be considered by the School advisor following completion of the appropriate pre-communication requirements. Declaration of a minor in communication must be made with the School advisor before the completion of nine semester hours of communication credit or journalism credit.

2. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all course work applied toward a major/minor program.

3. Prerequisites listed for all communication courses must be met. A course and its prerequisite cannot be taken at the same time. Students who have not completed the prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better, will be dropped from the class. All 5000-level courses require junior or senior standing, in addition to any specific prerequisites listed.

4. Petition for exceptions to any School policies should be directed to the School director.

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