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[College of Communication and Information Sciences]

FURTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS AND MINORS

Hours in the Major

The student must complete not fewer than 30 hours in the College of Communication and Information Sciences; communication studies majors and telecommunication and film majors must complete not fewer than 36 hours. The student must satisfy the requirements of one of the departments of the College (advertising and public relations, journalism, communication studies, or telecommunication and film). The maximum number of hours in the College of Communication and Information Sciences that may be counted toward the degree varies from department to department.

Hours in the Minor

Double Majors

A mass communication student in the College of Communication and Information Sciences may pursue a second major in communication studies or in the College of Arts and Sciences, subject to the following provisions:

Transfer Students

Transferability refers to the conditions under which The University of Alabama accepts credit from other postsecondary institutions for inclusion in the student's record. The applicability of transferred credit toward a University of Alabama degree refers to the prerogative of an academic division to count specific transferred credit toward the student's degree requirements. Transfer students admitted to The University of Alabama may apply to have their transcripts evaluated by the College of Communication and Information Sciences records office. It is essential to have transcripts evaluated prior to enrolling in any courses in the College of Communication and Information Sciences.

A transfer student must have earned a grade point average of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) at the institution(s) previously attended. The student must have earned a grade of "C-" or higher in all transferred courses that are used to satisfy major requirements in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. No more than 18 hours of eligible 100-level and 200-level courses in the major may be transferred. No 300-level or 400-level (junior/senior) courses may be transferred, unless special permission is granted by the major department. No more than 21 hours in a single subject may be transferred.

A student may transfer a total of 88 hours from another accredited four-year institution or a total of one-half of the hours needed for a degree from a junior college, provided that these maximum numbers do not conflict with accreditation requirements or other divisional requirements.

Courses Outside the Major and Minor

No more than 21 hours in any single subject other than the major or minor may be applied in fulfilling the minimum-hours graduation requirement (see "Hours and Grade Points" above for minimums).

Specialized Minors

Communication students may minor only in subjects offered in academic divisions outside the College of Communication and Information Sciences, with the following two exceptions. Advertising and public relations, journalism, and telecommunication and film majors may minor in communication studies. Communication studies majors only may minor in advertising or public relations, journalism, or telecommunication and film.

Seven specialized minors are offered to communication students through the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration. The requirements for these seven minors are as follows:

Finance Management
Course Hours Course Hours
AC 210 4 AC 210 4
FI 301 3 MGT 300 3
FI 302 3 Five of the following:
FI 311 3 MGT 301, MGT 320, MGT 331, MGT 341, MGT 351, MGT 386, MGT, 420, MGT 421 15
FI 412 3
FI 414 3 __
ST 260 3 22
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Marketing World Business
Course Hours Course Hours
AC 210 4 AC 210 4
EC 110 3 IBA 350 3
MKT 300 3 IBA 434 3
ST 260 3 MKT 300 3
Three of the following: MKT 313, MKT 321, MKT 337, MKT 381, MKT 410, MKT 411, MKT 422, MKT 427, MKT 444, MKT 446, MKT 455, MKT 473 9 MKT 455 3
Two of the following: IBA 351, IBA 459, IBA 460, EC 440, EC 442, EC 430, EC 431, EC 453 6
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Real Estate4 General Business
Course Hours Course Hours
AC 210 4 AC 210 4
FI 3021 3 EC 110 3
FI 3311 3 FI 3026 3
FI 3341 or FI 4321 or MKT 371 3 MGT 300 3
FI 4361 3 MKT 300 3
LGS 407 3 Two of the following: EC 111, IM 300, LGS 200, MGT 395, ST 260, one other 300- or 400-level business course5 6
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Insurance
Course Hours
AC 210 4
FI 3021 3
FI 3411 3
ST 260 3
Two of the following: FI 4421, FI 4431, FI 4441, FI 4921 6
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1EC 110 and EC 111 are prerequisites for all finance courses.
2Students minoring in marketing must earn a grade of "C-" or better in each required course, except FI 302.
3ST 260 is a prerequisite for MKT 473.
4Students who complete this minor satisfy the pre-licensing educational requirements of the Alabama Real Estate Brokers Examination.
5The student must meet specific course prerequisites if this option is selected. Interim term courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

All students who expect to complete minors in areas offered exclusively in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration (C&BA) are subject to the following policies. Failure to comply with these policies will result in administrative disenrollment from C&BA courses.

The College of Communication and Information Sciences also recognizes a specialized minor in military science, subject to two regulations. First, a maximum of 16 hours in military science may be counted toward the degree. Second, in addition to completing the requirements of the minor in military science, students must also meet College of Communication and Information Sciences regular requirements for a minor.

A student interested in a specialized minor in any other division (for example, the College of Human Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, or College of Arts and Sciences) should contact that division.

Cultural Minor Options

The College of Communication and Information Sciences offers its students opportunities to earn tailored cultural minors in African culture studies, Eastern culture studies, Latin culture studies, multiculture studies, and Western culture studies. See your departmental adviser for details.

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