Communication Department Honors Program
The Irvin D. Reid Honors College and your undergraduate major department are working together to offer two Honors Options so that you can find the best way to fit Honors into your study program.
Option 1: Departmental Honors
BA Communication Studies Honors
BA Film Honors
BA Journalism Honors
BA Media Arts and Studies Honors
BA Public Relations Honors
Total number of Honors credits required (including Honors seminar and thesis): 15 credits
Minimum GPA required: 3.30 cumulative and in the major
The Communication Department Honors program offers capable students the opportunity to pursue independent study and to work closely with department faculty members. Completion of the honors major results in an honors degree designation on the diploma.
Departmental Honors Requirements:
In order to enter the departmental honors program students must have achieved academic excellence in previous work, such as a high school GPA of 3.5 or a college or university GPA of 3.3.
For honors in the major, students must meet all regular major requirements including the following:
- three honors-option courses within their major taught by full-time faculty members (internships cannot satisfy this requirement). See the department's Honors Standards and Guidelines.
- at least one 4000-level seminar offered through the Liberal Arts Honors Program (see: Honors Program in the Undergraduate Bulletin). For further information about seminar topics, consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Schedule of Classes, under 'Honors Program.'
- a senior honors thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor in their major area (COM 4996).
- a GPA of 3.3 within the major.
COM 4996 Senior Honors Thesis. Cr. 3
Prereq: admission to department honors program; a proposal accepted and given written consent by the thesis advisor and departmental chairperson. The honors thesis involves a closely supervised research project that results in a paper of approximately 20 pages. (Y)
Application for Honors in Communication
If you would like to be considered for the Communication Honors Program, please complete the Application for Honors, and email the form as an attachment to Asst. Prof. Katheryn Maguire (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Departmental Honors Committee will review your application and inform you of their decision.
Forms for Honors Options
Honors Option is designed to allow students to earn Honors credit for any undergraduate class at the 2000-level or above. The course and additional Honors coursework must be taught by a full-time faculty member (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Senior Lecturer or Lecturer as listed in the WSU Directories on www.wayne.edu). The form and additional information can be found at the following link: http://www.honors.wayne.edu/pdfs/honors_option_form.pdf.
For more information about Honors in Communication contact Dr. Jackie Byars (email@example.com) or Victoria Dallas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Option 2: University Honors
For full information about the comprehensive program in The Irvin D. Reid Honors College, please contact Liza Lagman-Sperl (email@example.com) and consult the Honors website at honors.wayne.edu.