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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Communication


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The B.S. in Communication requires a total of 124 credit hours, including 44 credit hours of major requirements. Of the remaining credit hours, 32 are free electives, 24 meet Rensselaer requirements in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, and 24 are taken in math and science.

 

First Year


Fall


  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • One Literature (LITR) course Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


 

  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Summer Arch*


*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, the Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall OR Spring


  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

 

Footnotes


  1. Major Requirement (44 credit hours required); all communication majors are required to take COMM 1510 and COMM 2610. Students who are following the General Communications major (i.e., those who are not following the Graphic Design Concentration) are also required to take WRIT 2110, and one LITR course of their choice. The remaining 28 credit hours are comprised of courses taken from the Communication and Media Department. Courses with the codes COMM, LANG, LITR, and WRIT fulfill the requirement.

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