Declaring the Major

Students may declare the major in Communication at any time.

To remain in the major, students must earn a grade of B or higher in at least two of three introductory communication core courses (COMM 101, COMM 102, COMM 103) and subsequently maintain a minimum major GPA of 2.5 throughout the course of the major.

Students who fail to earn a grade of B or higher in at least two of the three introductory communication core courses will be dropped from the major. 

Students who make this requirement but subsequently fail to maintain a minimum major GPA of 2.5 will be placed on probation. If, after one probationary semester, the student has not increased the major GPA to a minimum of 2.5, the student will be dropped from the major.

All notifications will be made through UIC email.

To declare communication as either a major or a minor, students should declare in the LAS Social Sciences Advising located in University Hall on the third floor.

Any communication major or minor seeking course approval needs top secure the course approval from a Social Science Advisor on the 8th floor of University Hall. 

Upon meeting and maintaining these performance standards and declaring the major, students should schedule an appointment with Christina Zimmerman for internship, career, or graduate school advice.