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Communication Intensive Requirement

(For Students who entered as freshmen in Fall 2006 and beyond, and Transfer Students who entered Fall 2008 and beyond)

Every undergraduate student who entered as a freshman in Fall 2006 or later, or transfer student who entered Fall 2008 and later, is required to successfully complete at least 2 communication intensive courses (chosen from the approved list) as part of the requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.

  • at least one of these must be in the student's major, and
  • at least one of the courses must be writing intensive and taught in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. (Courses taught by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social sciences are noted on the list)
  • Communication Intensive courses CANNOT be taken as Pass/No Credit (effective for students who enter Fall 2010 or later)

APPROVED COMMUNICATION INTENSIVE COURSE LISTING

COMMUNICATION INTENSIVE COURSES BEING OFFERED IN Fall 2017

Notes:

  1. Students pursuing a dual major or double degree only need to complete 1 Communication Intensive course in either of their majors in addition to the 1 course taught by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  2. Students entering as freshmen may not use AP credit, SAT scores or transfer credit from another university to satisfy the communication intensive requirement.
  3. Transfer students may be eligible to satisfy the Communication Intensive requirement through courses taken at another institution. To determine if your prior coursework will satisfy the requirement, contact the HA&SS Director of Student Services, Sage 5208.
  4. All courses approved as Communication Intensive include a "writing intensive" component.
  5. Communication Intensive courses cannot be taken as Pass/No Credit (effective for students who enter Fall 2010 or later)

Transfer students who entered prior to Fall 2008 must meet the Writing Intensive Requirement