Dr. Heidi Rose
Garey Hall, room 28
What should I take? Answer: Required Courses!
First, for those of you in your first year or two here at VU, think about taking as many COM courses as you can fit in your schedule.
In order to declare the COM major, you must:
Basic requirements for a Communication major:
36 credit hours, as follows:
Wondering what courses COM is offering?
Check out the current courses page under Undergraduate Programs for more information.
Which Senior Project section should I take?
As you hopefully know, each section of COM 5050 has a different topic, one chosen by the section's instructor. This topic will be the one that will help guide you in the selection of projects for the semester. Thus we urge you to consider the section topic when signing up for your section of 5050. Please consult the course description guide to see the descriptions of each section's topic.
Want to take a course not regularly offered?
As always, we're rotating in some courses that you might find of interest. Descriptions of these can be found under the current courses page, but keep in mind that these courses all have prerequisites at the 2000 level, as per our curriculum. All of these are courses that are LESS FREQUENTLY offered… so, if you've got the prerequisites, catch these NOW!
Please contact your advisor if you have any more questions concerning registration.
Two things to remember: 1) Students wishing to declare the major will now need only COM 1000 and 1100 and the requisite GPA of 2.5 or above. 2) Since 2000-level courses are prerequisites for all our 3000-level courses, the sooner you take at least one 2000 level course, the sooner you're into our advanced courses. If you are planning to study abroad, try to take a 2000-level theory class before you go so that you can register for 3000-level classes when you return.
A current Junior? Unsure of what to take? Current juniors should take the required research methods course, either 4001 or 4002.
If you are a Senior, then be sure to check out the topics for our Senior Project sections, so you can match your interests with the right section of this course.