Sep 16, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020

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


Spring


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)
  • One Literature (LITR) course Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


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

Spring


  • Major Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


The Arch Summer Semester*


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

  • Major Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall OR Spring


  • Major Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Major Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Major Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • 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 2520 and COMM 2660. 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.
  2. Students should take an Inquiry course during their first year. For a listing of HASS Inquiry courses go to: https://info.rpi.edu/hass-inquiry.

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