Communication Studies

Sample Plan of Study

Upper Division Plan of Study: Sample Path to Graduation

Semester 1

  • UDGE 1 — 3 units
  • COMS 301 Core requirement — 3 units
  • COMS 351 Core requirement — 3 units
  • COMS 327 Core requirement — 3 units

TOTAL: 12 units

Semester 2

  • UDGE 2 — 3 units
  • UDGE 3(1) — 3 units
  • COMS 321 Core requirement — 3 units
  • COMS 356 Core requirement — 3 units
  • COMS 440 Methods requirement(2) — 3 units

TOTAL: 15 units

Semester 3

  • COMS 303 Divisional requirement: Performance + Cultural Studies(3) — 3 units
  • COMS 442 Divisional requirement: Rhetorical Theory(4) — 3 units
  • COMS 453 Divisional requirement: Communication Theory(5) — 3 units
  • COMS 323 Community Involvement requirement — 3 units

TOTAL: 12 units

Semester 4

  • COMS 401 Major Elective(6) — 3 units
  • COMS 360 Major Elective — 3 units
  • COMS 494/L Major Elective — 3 units
  • COMS 454 Major Elective — 3 units
  • COMS 428 Major Elective — 3 units

TOTAL: 15 units


(1) COMS 309 may double count as both a UDGE and a COMS elective, saving 3 units in this plan.
(2) Methods requirement can be satisfied with COMS 430, COMS 440, or COMS 450
(3) COMS 301 is a prerequisite for the courses in this division
(4) COMS 327 is a prerequisite for the courses in this division
(5) COMS 351 is a prerequisite for the courses in this division
(6) After a student completes a divisional requirement, additional courses taken from that division may count towards the required 15 units of electives.

[REVISED 10/29/2014]