The remaining 12 hours in the major are to be selected from any courses with a SPCM prefix. Three courses (9 hours) must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.
A maximum of 6 hours total of SPCM 376: Instructional Training, SPCM 491: Independent Study, and SPCM 494: Internship may count in the hours of the major.
SPCM 101 may not be counted in the total hours required for a Communication Studies major.
Four-Year Program Guides and Costs
USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan.