Students sitting in communications class


Department Program Options

The Communication Studies (CMST) department offers three major options:

Alternatively, one CMST minor is also offered:

Degree Requirements

A Communication Studies (CMST) major requires 45 credits in combination with another minor. Completing the CMST minor/major courses in their correct sequence requires an anticipated minimum of four academic semesters.

Choice of minor depends on the type of career pursued. Commonly chosen minors include:

  • Management
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Mass Communication
  • Marketing
  • And more!

Graduation Requirements

CMST majors and minors must take all courses in their major, minor, options, concentrations and licensures on a grade-only basis, with the exception of CMST 399 (Internship). (The pass/no credit option that appears in the course descriptions of several CMST courses within the WSU Undergraduate Catalog is available only to non-majors.)

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 and earn the grade of a ā€œCā€ or above in all CMST courses as well as courses taken through other departments to fulfill CMST major requirements.