Coursework after Acceptance into the Joint Undergraduate and Master’s Program
After acceptance into the JUMP program in Communication, students may take undergraduate coursework to be applied to an undergraduate degree and during the same semester take graduate coursework to be applied to a graduate degree. Until the total undergraduate and graduate hours equals the number of hours required for an undergraduate degree, the student will remain an undergraduate and will not be admitted to the Graduate School.
In order to gain admittance to the graduate program, students must maintain a 3.0 in all graduate coursework. Additionally, students must maintain a 3.25 GPA in their undergraduate Communication coursework to remain in good standing. Students who fail to maintain the GPA requirement may be denied graduate standing.
Students must complete their master’s degree within 3 (non-summer) academic semesters from the awarding of the bachelor’s degree for a non-thesis program and within 4 (non-summer) academic semesters for a thesis program. Failure to complete the master’s degree will result in a loss of credit toward the graduate degree (for double-counted courses).
Students may apply the following courses to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees with no more than 12 hours counting toward both:
- COMM 523 Health Communication
- COMM 526 Family Communication
- COMM 544 Persuasive Communication
- COMM 546 Processes of Group Communication
- COMM 547 Organizational Communication Theory
- COMM 571 Computer Mediated Communication in Organizations
- COMM 578 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
- COMM 587 Communication in Intercultural Negotiation and Mediation