Q: What can I do with a Communication Studies Major?
- Our graduates pursue a wide variety of careers. There's bound to be one that's a fit for you! Check out our flyer, "Posistions held by Texas Tech Communication Studies Alumni," posted on this bulletin board.
Q: What GPA do I have to be a Communication Studies major?
- The minimal GPA to declare a Communication Studies major is 2.0.
Q: Do COMS classes have pre-reqs?
- None of our courses have pre-reqs at this time. We do, however, recommmend that you start with some of the basics before jumping in the more advance courses.
Q: Do I have to have a minor if I am a Communication Studies major?
- Every student in the College of Arts & Sciences must have a minor.
Q: May I have two minors if I am a Communication Studies major?
- Most Definately. You may choose a minor in any dicipline that offers a minor; the only rule is that you may choose onle one minor outside the College of Arts & Sciences.
Q: How do I declare Communication Studies as my major?
- First of all, visit our Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Judy Poffenbarger, down the hall in Room 273. She can fill you in on the requirements for a COMS major and can answer any questions you may have. From there you head to the Dean of Arts & Sciences Office in Room 102 Holden Hall to make your choice official.
Q: I declared Communication Studies as my major, and now I have a registration HOLD. What do I do?
- Go see our Undergraduate Advisor, Judy Poffenbarger, in Room 273; she can tell you what the HOLD is for and how to get it moved or cleared.
Q: How long will it take me to graduate with a Communication Studies major?
- Communication Studies is a 36-hour major; students must also complete the General Core Education requirements outlined by the College of Arts & Sciences, and a minor (most minors require 18-21 credit hours). Graduate requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, but the amount of time it will take differs for every student, depending on previous courses taken, how many hours the student completes every semester, etc. If you visit with Judy Poffenbarger, she can estimate how long it will take for you.
Q: How do I become involved in debate?
- Joe Gantt is the Director of Forensics and can answer any questions you have. His email is Email and his office # is 277.