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Communication - Tailor Relationship and Family

Required Courses

Relationship & Family Communication (18 credits)

Choose at least 1 Core Course:

(Can take as many as 2)

Choose up to 5 Elective Courses:

A total of six courses (18 credits) are required.

Core Course: Choose at least one

Students can combine Relationship and Family Communication with other specializations to expand their career options. Consider an example of combinations and possible career paths.  

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  • Specializations are open to Communication majors.
  • Students may earn more than one specialization (as long as all requirements are satisfied).
  • Specialization course credits will apply toward satisfying degree requirements in the major.
  • A total of six courses (18 credits) are required for each specialization.
  • There are NO course substitutions permitted unless the department has approved a new course/special topics course for a specialization.
  • Courses already taken (even before fall 2014) will count toward the specializations if they are on the approved list. Students must follow all the same rules for enrolling in a course as any student not in a specialization (e.g., all prerequisites apply).