Major Requirements 

The major consists of  ten (10) courses with a minimum of thirty (30) credits.

Required and Core Courses

Communication Studies (COMM 2900) is a required course that must be completed before taking any of the core courses. 1000 and and 2000-level courses can be taken concurrently.

Majors must complete three of the seven offered core courses, preferably by the end of junior year.

These core courses include:

  Film, Rhetorical or New Media Analysis (COMM 3150, 3250, 3350)

  Cross-Cultural or Interaction Analysis (COMM 3140, COMM 3240)

  Technology or Media Analysis (COMM 3160, COMM 3260)

Students who have an overall GPA of less than 2.50 when they declare the major must complete a 1000 or 2000 level course with a grade of C- or better before they will be allowed to enroll in a core course.


Of the six electives, two (2) must be completed at the 3000 level or above and two (2) must be completed at the 4000 level or above. One of the two classes at the 4000 level or above should be a capstone course.*

*Students with a second major may choose in which department he or she completes their capstone.

Honors Students

Students wishing to graduate with honors in Communication must take either the graduate seminar (COMM 6210 or 6220) or another 4000-level honors course, and complete an honors project/thesis. 

Students must register for the honors thesis with the Honors Program, located in Hebert Hall.

Communication Dept., Tulane U., 219 Newcomb Hall, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5730