In your first semester at Villanova, your schedule is pre-set to get you started with courses you need for the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum. When you are ready to schedule courses beyond this, you have many more options available to you.
We offer here some advice to help you plan your program of study and get you going toward advanced courses as quickly a possible:
- If you're interested in Communication as a major (or a minor), you should take at least one, and ideally two, required COM introductory courses (COM 1000 and COM 1100) as part of your second semester schedule! (Note: this is not a requirement, just a recommendation that will get you moving in the major.)
- In order to start taking advanced courses as quickly as possible, make sure that you have taken at least one 2000-level course as soon as possible--ideally, in the fall of your sophomore year. (Note: this is not a requirement, but these courses are prerequisites for ALL 3000-level COM courses, so the sooner that you take a 2000-level course, the sooner you can take an advanced COM course.)
If you start taking COM courses second semester of your first-year, you get a nice jump on your major coursework, which allows you explore study abroad possibilities early (including our own "Summer in Greece" program, internships (including our exclusive Internship at the Vatican), minors and even multiple specializations within our Department!
Suggested Schedules for Com Majors:
It can often be difficult to figure out how your other College Core classes fit with your requirements for the COM major—especially before you have been assigned an advisor within our Department. The sooner you declare the major the sooner you’ll have a COM advisor. Before that happens, please drop by the COM main office (Garey 28) or call the COM office (610.519.4750) to make an appointment to talk to our Department Chairperson about any aspect of the major or minor.
Find the complete list of Communication courses click HERE and detailed explanation of requirements for the Major click HERE.
We look forward to welcoming you in our courses and our curriculum, and we hope to see you in our classes and in our major!