Communication Major

Become a Comm major today!

Declare Comm by using the Online Program Change Form.


Here’s some helpful information:

As a Communication major, your Academic Advisor is either Kathryn D’Antonio or José (Joel) Nebres. They can help you learn more about the major, give you guidance on course selection, and assist with other academic questions and topics. For questions concerning the minor, please contact Kathryn.

If you need the signature of an academic advisor, please visit the Communication Advising Office in Arjona, room 245, during walk-in hours. Otherwise, to schedule an advising appointment, please use AdvApp.

Course Offerings and Descriptions

Please visit the UConn Catalog for an up-to-date listing of Communication courses and their descriptions.

Plan of Study

As a reference for the required coursework for a Communication major, view a PDF of the Communication Major Plan of Study. Keep in mind that you can meet with your advisor to schedule your classes based on your Plan of Study or an updated/approved version each semester.

Related Courses

Related courses are relevant to the Communication discipline but are not Communication courses. These courses are required for every Comm major and can be uniquely tailored to the needs of the student, but must be approved by a Communication advisor. See a list of pre-approved related courses.

Tips to Plan Your Coursework:

  1. COMM 1000, 1100, and 1300 should be completed before the fourth semester, or as soon as possible, as some are prerequisites for almost all upper-level courses.
  2. During your fourth and fifth semesters you should take COMM 3000Q, the Core Theory Courses and Additional Theory Courses.
  3. Start taking related courses or their prerequisites in the fourth semester. In your senior year, you should take the Additional Required Courses as well as the remaining Related Courses.

Cooperative Education

Students can explore career options while gaining actual work experience, via The Center for Career Development . Through placement in co-op education positions, students can take a semester off from school and work in a full-time, paid, career-related position.

Communication majors participating in the co-op program have worked in areas of public relations, personnel, retail, advertising, management, TV, publishing, and promotions. If the co-op job involves a communications setting, students may be able to receive COMM 4991 (intern) credits. COMM 4991 credits must be arranged before beginning the co-op job. You cannot receive credit for work done prior to approval by the Internship Coordinator. Students interested in gaining further information about the Co-op Program should check out the Internship and Co-op Guide located here.