Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog

Communication


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum number of credits required to complete the major: 30

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A grade of C- or better is required for all other CMJ courses to fulfill a major requirement.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the major field that are credited toward the major.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience:  CMJ 485

Residency Requirement: 24 credits of CMJ coursework at the University of Maine.

Contact Information: Paul Grosswiler, Chair, 443 Dunn Hall, 581-1286, paulg@maine.edu


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The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  page of the catalog.

Majors in Communication must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credits of specific CMJ courses and additional coursework external to the major.

The external coursework must include at least 9 credits in the areas of Writing and Language.

The 9 credits of coursework in the areas of Writing and Language must include at least 3 credits in each of the two areas (6 credits from one area; 3 credits from the other).  The Writing area includes the following courses: ENG 201, ENG 205,  ENG 206, ENG 301, ENG 315, ENG 317, ENG 415.   CMJ 136 can also be used to meet part of this requirement for Communication majors.  The Language area includes: French, German, Spanish, American Sign Language or other non-English languages.  

Requirements for Communication Majors


For students transferring equivalent courses from other colleges, the faculty will determine equivalency (if any) of transfer courses in the discipline. Some CMJ courses require the completion of one or more prerequisite courses.

A grade of “C-” or better is required in all CMJ courses submitted to satisfy departmental requirements for the major.

Core Course Requirements - 3 courses (9 credits)


Major Course Requirements: 7 courses (21 credits)


Choose from the following list of CMJ courses.  No more than 1 of CMJ 102/103/106/107 may count toward the major.

Suggested four-year plan for the B.A. in Communication


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • General Education Human Values/Social Context Credits: 9
  • General Education Science or Mathematics/Statistics Credits: 3

Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


  • CMJ 2xx or 3xx Major Course Requirement Credits: 3
  • CMJ External Requirement Credits: 3
  • B.A. Upper Level Requirement Credits: 3
  • **Elective Credits: 6

Third Year - First Semester


  • CMJ 2xx or 3xx Major Requirement Credits: 3
  • CMJ External Requirement Credits: 3
  • General Education Ethics Credits: 3
  • B.A. Upper Level Requirement Credits: 3
  • **Elective Credits: 3

Third Year - Second Semester


  • CMJ 3xx or 4xx Major Course requirement Credits: 3
  • General Education Science or Mathematics/Statistics Credits:3
  • CMJ External Requirement Credits: 3
  • B.A. Upper Level Requirement Credits: 3
  • **Elective Credits: 3

Fourth Year - First Semester


  • CMJ 3xx or 4xx Major Course Requirement Credits: 6
  • CMJ External Requirement Credits: 9

Fourth Year - Second Semester


**Elective Credits


Elective Credits may be used to meet remaining General Education, college, B.A., or department requirements.

Students may also take additional credits in department courses beyond the 30 required for the major, but must take at least 60 credit hours outside of CMJ courses.

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