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Dual Degree Option

Dual Degree Program in Communication

To be admitted to the Dual Degree Program, students must have a minimum SAT score in Math and Critical Reading of 1150 and a high school GPA of 3.25. All students are reviewed for progress with regard to required courses and college GPA in their sophomore year. In addition, students wishing to pursue the MFA degree must submit a writing sample for review.


In general, students will complete 109 credits in the Undergraduate College and 36 credits in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies. Undergraduate credits may vary depending on whether 3 credit or 4 credit General Education and Elective classes are chosen. Twelve credits from the MA or MFA programs will count towards a student’s baccalaureate degree. The BA in Communication is awarded in the fall semester of a student’s fourth year at Rosemont. The MBA program is completed in the summer of the student’s fourth year.

The BA and MA or MFA program requires 144 credits.

General Education and Elective Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Students must complete all General Education requirements in the Undergraduate College. Nine credits of the students Communication major requirements can apply towards GE requirements.

Required Undergraduate Communication and Supporting Courses 39 credits
COM-0160 Public Speaking 3 credits
COM-0170 Publication Design 3 credits
COM-0220 Public Relations 3 credits
COM-0263 Writing for the Media 3 credits
COM-0275 Introduction to Mass Media 3 credits
COM-0495 Internship 3 credits
Corporate Communication
Two Communication Courses - 6 credits, chosen from:
COM-0235 Communication Research 3 credits
COM-0230 Advertising Copywriting 3 credits
COM-0290  Political Speech Writing 3 credits
COM-0330 Media Law and Regulation 3 credits
Production Communication (choose two courses)
COM-0175 Introductory to Documentary Filmmaking  
COM-0250 Introduction to Journalism  
COM-0255 Magazine Writing  
COM-0270 Broadcast Production and Writing  
Required Supporting Courses
Three courses in English Literature   9 credits

Undergraduate Electives

Electives can also be used to take other undergraduate Communication or English classes, but cannot be limited to only these areas. All undergraduate elective credits must be completed by fall of a student's fourth year at Rosemont.

Required Graduate Courses

Students begin taking graduate level courses in the fall semester of their junior year at Rosemont College. Students are limited to one graduate course a semester in their junior year. Students may take up to 12 graduate credits in subsequent semesters. All graduate level classes are chosen based on the individual track a student wishes to pursue with a graduate mentor.

The baccalaureate degree is complete fall semester of the student’s fourth year at Rosemont College.

Fall Semester, Junior Year
One graduate-level course   3 credits
Spring Semester, Junior Year
One graduate-level course   3 credits
Summer Session
Two graduate-level courses   6 credits
Fall Semester, Fourth Year
Two graduate-level courses   6 credits
Spring Semester, Fourth Year
Two graduate-level courses   6 credits
Summer Session
Two graduate-level courses   6 credits