Honors Program

Honors studentsThe Department of Communication was the first department in the College of Fine and Applied Arts to offer an Honors Program. Students who demonstrate exceptional academic promise are invited into the Honors program each semester by the Honors Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Gray. The Department offers several courses each semester (indicated in the course catalog with a -410 or -411 course number designation) that are restricted to Honors students. These courses provide students with additional opportunities for academic enrichment and personalized mentoring.

Program Requirements

The Department of Communication offers a 9-hour honors program. Students must complete 6 hours of classroom honors work and a 3-hour honors thesis. Disciplinary honors courses will be drawn from designated honors courses offered at the introductory, intermediate and advanced course levels in the department. To graduate with Honors in Communication, a student must be a major, maintain an overall grade point average of 3.45, an overall Communication grade point average of 3.45, earn no less than a B in any Honors-designated courses, and successfully defend a departmental honors thesis.

Honors Sections

During the Fall 2020 semester, the Department of Communication offers the following Honors-only subsections:

COM 1200-410, Thinking Through Communication, Dr. Chris Patti, Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-3:15pm 

COM 2110-410, Introduction to Nonverbal Communication, Debbie Poulos, Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-3:15pm

COM 3155-410, Persuassion, Dr. Valerie Wieskamp, Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-10:45am

COM 3600-410, Feature Writing, Dr. Carolyn Edy, Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-3:15pm

COM 3928-410, Communication Research Methods, Dr. Jennifer Gray, Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-1:45pm

Spring 2020 Honors Thesis Students