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Communication Studies Major Through Des Moines Area Community College

The Department of Communication Studies has a long-standing reputation as one of the top-ranked departments of its kind in the nation. The undergraduate program provides solid preparation for employment in media industries, consulting, human resources, public relations, and other jobs and careers requiring effective communication skills.

Studying Communication Studies at Iowa

Student responsibilities

Review the responsibilities required to become and remain eligible for the 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.

Student Responsibilities

Des Moines Area Community College checkpoints

  • Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
  • Complete SPC 120 Intercultural Communication.
  • Complete one of the following courses:
    • SPC 126 Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
    • SPC 170 Professional Communication
  • Complete all requirements for the AA degree.
  • When transferring to Iowa, present a cumulative transfer grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 from all colleges attended.

University of Iowa checkpoints

  • Complete COMM:1301 Core Concepts during your first enrollment at Iowa.
  • Complete COMM:1305 Studying Communication Methods and Critiques during your second semester at Iowa.
  • Complete the UI courses required for this major and maintain a 2.00 Major and University of Iowa grade-point average.
  • Complete at least half of the remaining semester hours needed for your major and degree during each of your two years at Iowa. (A total of 40 semester hours is required for the communications studies major and 120 semester hours for the BA degree.)

A current schedule of UI courses is available online via Iowa Student Information Services (MyUI).

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