Department Program Options
The Communication Studies (CMST) department offers three major options:
Alternatively, one CMST minor is also offered:
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:
- Social Work
- Mass Communication
- And more!
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 “C” or above in all CMST courses as well as courses taken through other departments to fulfill CMST major requirements.