Undergraduate Program in Communication

Want to be a Communication Major?

Call 573-884-9700 to schedule an appointment with a Communication advisor located in 108 Switzler Hall. This advisor will work with you for all of your course planning and academic needs.


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Changes to the Major (FAQs)

Where is the upper level application?
There will no longer be an application. All students are considered Communication majors from the moment they declare/switch their major.

Why do I need to file a graduation plan?
A graduation plan establishes your graduation date. During the process an advisor will also help you develop a semester-by-semester plan for planning purposes. Failure to file a graduation plan in a timely manner will result in a registration hold.

I am Pre-Communication major. What happens to me?
You will be switched to a Communication major automatically.

Is there still a GPA requirement for the major?
There is no longer a GPA requirement to become a Communication major. Students must also earn a C- or higher in every Communication course. A major and cumulative 2.0 GPA is required to graduate.

When/how can I enroll in upper-level Communication courses?
Upper-level courses will be available to Communication majors only during early registration on a first-come, first-served basis. All majors who meet the listed pre-requisites for a course can enroll. It is very important to enroll in Communication courses on, or close to, your enrollment date. Upper level courses will open to non-Communication majors after early registration ends if space is still available.

Do I have to be a declared major for a minimum amount of time before I am eligible to graduate?
No. As long as you complete the necessary course requirements, there is no minimum amount of time you need to be in the major.

I am considering adding Communication as a double/dual major. What can I do to add the major?
Follow the steps outlined above. If you meet the requirements to file a Communication graduation plan you will need to meet with a Communication academic advisor.

When is the best time to declare a Communication major?
You can declare the major at any time. If you are coming from a different school or college within MU (outside of the College of Arts and Science) you will need to submit a Transfer of Division form before the semester’s deadline (https://advising.missouri.edu/majors-minors/changing-major).