All communications majors must satisfy both departmental and university writing requirements. For the department Writing Requirement, each concentration requires one or more writing courses. Consult an adviser or concentration checklist.
University Writing Requirement: The coursework portion of the university’s upper-division baccalaureate writing requirement for communications majors may be met by satisfactory completion of any one of COMM 301 , COMM 334 , COMM 335 , COMM 351 , COMM 362 , COMM 371 , COMM 435 , COMM 436 , COMM 438T or COMM 471 . Students must earn a “C” (2.0) or better in the course that is used to fulfill the university’s upper-division writing requirement.
The Department of Communications has always recognized the beneficial attributes of an internship. Students intern at sites in Orange and Los Angeles counties, as well as at national and international sites. Students must meet the following prerequisites to meet the internship requirement:
- Communications major
- Senior standing 2.25 GPA cumulative and CSUF
- Specific prerequisites for each area of concentration - which are not to be taken concurrently with the internship. They include: