The B.A. in Communication requires a minimum total of 180 units, of which you must have a total of 77 Communication units. Some of those units may be completed at and transferred from community colleges. While all the required core classes are offered on a regular schedule on the Palm Desert Campus, please note that not all other courses offered by the department on the San Bernardino Campus are available on the Palm Desert Campus.
The major requires 28 units in a concentration area (human communication, intercultural communication, mass communication, public argumentation and rhetoric, public relations, and individualized concentrations). Meeting the requirements for some of the concentrations in a timely manner will require taking some courses on the San Bernardino Campus. For information about this major please contact Dr. Bob Leo.
The Study of Communication
In today's world of changing and integrated communication technology, the department's curriculum reflects the belief that communication should be studied as a single discipline integrated into the liberal arts. Practica and internships support but do not substitute for a sound theoretical base. Internships for Palm Desert students are available on and off campus in the full range of communication professions.