Student Policies (GPA, Transfer Credit & More)

GPA Policy:
Majors must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in all Mass Communication coursework, in addition to the 2.0 overall GPA required by the University for graduation.

Refer to the College regarding required advising for students on academic probation.

P/N Grading Policy:
Mass Communication majors and minors are required to take department courses for a letter grade, except for MASS 498, which must be taken P/N.

Transfer Credit:
The department will accept up to 18 credits from other colleges and universities as transfer credits to be applied toward the major. They must be taken in courses that match or are the equivalent of courses that are either offered by the department or allowed by it for elective credit.

Counseling and Guidance:
The key to the department’s selective approach to mass media education is its advising and guidance program. Students are encouraged to choose a department advisor. Working closely with this faculty person, students develop academic programs that relate to their needs, interests and career aspirations.