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School of Communications Majors


NOTE--The list below contains recommended options only. Students are not limited to just these programs! For a comprehensive listing of options, complete university descriptions, and course listings, please visit AU Abroad brochure webpages.

COMMUNICATION MINORS: Students pursuing a minor in Communication are allowed to count one course taken abroad toward their minor in Communication.  If a student studies abroad more than one time, he or she is allowed to count one course abroad toward their minor in SOC from their entire time abroad, and not one per semester.  Internships for credit cannot count toward the minor in Communication
 

  • Generally, students with Communications majors may study abroad between their second semester of sophomore year through their senior year. The decision when to study abroad should be made in consultation with the student’s academic advisor to ensure it fits with their academic program.
 
  • Students need to let their academic advisor know as soon as possible about their desire to study abroad so they can meet to discuss their study abroad goals and how to fit this experience into their specific academic program and graduation requirements.
 
  • Even after courses abroad have been equated to courses at AU, students must review final course selection with their academic advisors.
 
  • It is recommended that students complete at least 80% of their general education requirements before studying abroad.
     
  • When considering where to study abroad, students should also look into programs where they can get credit for their major/minor outside SOC.

Students need to keep in mind SOC only allows 6 credits of approved COMM courses for a major when students study abroad (except the Prague Film Production program—if you have questions about this program, please speak to your SOC academic advisor).

To find courses that have already been approved for all majors in SOC, students can use the course equivalency database:

  • Communication Studies Majors: Type CMST into the search bar. This will bring up a list of courses that have been offered abroad, that have been approved to count toward your major. Students can then click on the name of the class and locate where CMST is listed in the comment section. Next to CMST, students will see a note for which major requirement the course will count. Please note that only courses approved for the concentration that you are pursuing can count toward you major.
  • Film and Media Arts Majors: Type FMED into the search bar. This will bring up a list of courses that have been offered abroad, that have been approved to count toward your major. Students can then click on the name of the class and locate where FMED is listed in the comment section. Next to FMED, students will see a note for which major requirement the course will count.
  • Journalism Majors: Type JOUR:BCST for courses approved for the broadcast journalism major and JOUR:PRNT for courses approved for the print journalism major into the search bar. This will bring up a list of courses that have been offered abroad, that have been approved to count toward your major. Students can then click on the name of the class and locate where JOUR:BCST or JOUR:PRNT is listed in the comment section. Next to JOUR:BCST or JOUR:PRNT, students will see a note for which major requirement the course will count.
  • Public Relations and Strategic Communication Majors: Type PRSC into the search bar. This will bring up a list of courses that have been offered abroad, that have been approved to count toward your major. Students can then click on the name of the class and locate where PRSC is listed in the comment section. Next to PRSC, students will see a note for which major requirement the course will count. Please note that Public Communications majors can enter the search term PCOM into the search bar, because even though the PCOM and PRSC majors are similar, the major requirements in each major are named differently.
  • Foreign Language and Communication Majors. FLCM must consult with their SOC academic advisor to discuss study abroad. There is no specific advising sheet for these students since students might be able to take more than two courses abroad for  their major (if some of the courses count for the student’s foreign language or contemporary culture requirements, instead of media studies, for example).  These decisions will be made on a case by case basis for FLCM majors, so all FLCM majors must consult with their SOC academic advisor to discuss how courses taken abroad will count toward major requirements. 

Students are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed.


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