Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Communication (COMM)

Students must apply for admission to the COMM major. Before applying, students must: 

  • Complete CMJN 2100 with a C or better.
  • Complete COMM 1000 with a C or better.
  • Successfully complete 30 hours of degree-applicable course credits (including transfer, AP, and proficiency credits) and be a student in good standing at the time of the application.
  • In a well written, 300-word essay, discuss: 1) What interests you about human communication; 2) What you would like to learn more about; and 3) What specific Communication courses would help you achieve your educational and career goals? Please be specific in your response and provide examples (i.e., list specific skills, name specific classes).
  • Students who transfer to Auburn University may apply to the COMM major, but must complete at least one semester at Auburn University before admission.
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Core Social Science3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking13ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core Social Science3Elective3
Core History3Core Mathematics3
 16 16
Core Literature3Core History to complete sequence3
Core Science I4Core Science II4
Core Humanities23Core Fine Arts3
CMJN 2100 Concepts in Communications and Journalism3Course from Group 133
LBAR 2010 Liberal Arts Careers Preparation2Course for Supporting Area43
 15 16
COMM 3500 Foundations of Human Communication3COMM 3600 Foundations of Rhetoric and Social Influence3
Course for Supporting Area43Courses from Group 236
Elective3Course for Supporting Area43
Course from Group 233Elective3
COMM 3510 Research in Human Communication or 3610 Research in Rhetoric and Social Influence3 
 15 15
Courses from Group 336Courses from Group 336
Courses from Group 436COMM 4920 Internship3
Course for Supporting Area43Course for Supporting Area43
 UNIV 4AA0 Achieve the Creed0
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

COMM 1000 fullfills SLO 7.


If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.


Students must see their advisers for approved course listings for Groups 1, 2, 3, and 4.


Students must see their advisers for approved Supporting Area courses.


The internship may be taken part time for 3 credit hours or full time for 6 credit hours.