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 Spring 2023 semester, the Department of Communication offers the following Honors-only subsections:

COM 2110-410 • Introduction to Nonverbal Communication • Debra G. Poulos

COM 3300-410 • Mass Media and Society • Dr. Janice T. Pope

COM 3600-410 • In-Depth Reporting and Writing • Dr. Carolyn M. Edy

Spring 2023 Honors Thesis Students