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[College of Communication and Information Sciences]

FURTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR MAJORS AND MINORS

Hours in the Major

Students majoring in advertising, journalism, or public relations must complete no fewer than 30 hours in the major. Communication studies majors must complete no fewer than 36 in the major. The student must satisfy the requirements of one of the departments of the College (advertising or public relations, communication studies, journalism, or telecommunication and film). The maximum number of hours in the College of Communication and Information Sciences that may be counted toward the degree varies from department to department.

Hours in the Minor

Double Majors

A mass communication student in the College of Communication and Information Sciences may pursue a second major in communication studies or in the College of Arts and Sciences, subject to the following provisions:

Transfer Students

Transferability refers to the conditions under which The University of Alabama accepts credit from other postsecondary institutions for inclusion in the student's record. The applicability of transferred credit toward a University of Alabama degree refers to the prerogative of an academic division to count specific transferred credit toward the student's degree requirements. Transfer students admitted to The University of Alabama may apply to have their transcripts evaluated by the College of Communication and Information Sciences records office. It is essential to have transcripts evaluated prior to enrolling in any courses in the College of Communication and Information Sciences.

A transfer student must have earned a grade point average of 2.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) at the institution(s) previously attended. The student must have earned a grade of "C-" or higher in all transferred courses that are used to satisfy major requirements in the College of Communication and Information Sciences. No more than 18 hours of eligible 100-level and 200-level courses in the major may be transferred. No 300-level or 400-level (junior/senior) courses may be transferred, unless special permission is granted by the major department. No more than 21 hours in a single subject may be transferred.

A student may transfer a total of 88 hours from another accredited four-year institution or a total of one-half of the hours needed for a degree from a junior college, provided that these maximum numbers do not conflict with accreditation requirements or other divisional requirements.

Courses Outside the Major and Minor

No more than 21 hours in any single subject other than the major or minor may be applied in fulfilling the minimum-hours graduation requirement (see "Hours and Grade Points" above for minimums).

Minors in Business for Non-Business Majors

Students in divisions of the University other than the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration may apply for admission to one of the business minors supported by the college, subject to the provisions below. Approval of the student's dean is required.

Non-business students admitted to pursue a business minor must have a grade point averages of 2.5 or higher for all college-level coursework attempted, and they must have 2.5 or higher grade point averages for all University of Alabama coursework attempted. A student whose grade point average falls below these standards may petition the assistant dean of undergraduate programs of the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration for admission to a business minor program if the student's grade point average for the last 30 hours attempted is 2.5 or higher. A student admitted to a business minor will be permitted to enroll in all courses required for the specific minor even if the student's grade point average subsequently were to fall below a 2.5 average, provided all other enrollment requirements are met.

Finance
CoursesHours
AC 2104
FI 3013
FI 3023
FI 4103
FI 4123
FI 4143
ST 2603
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22
General Business
CoursesHours
AC 2104
EC 1103
FI 3023
MGT 3003
MKT 3003
Two of the following: EC 110, OM 300,
    LGS 200, MGT 395 or ST 260, and another
    300- or 400-level business course
3
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22
 
Insurance
CoursesHours
AC 2104
FI 3023
FI 3413
ST 2603
Two of the following: FI 442, FI 443, FI 444, FI 4926
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19
Management
CoursesHours
AC 2104
MGT 3003
MGT 3013
MGT 3203
MGT 3863
Two of the following: MGT 341, MGT 351,
    MGT 420, MGT 421
6
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22
 
Real Estate
CoursesHours
AC 2104
FI 3023
FI 3313
FI 334 or FI 432 or MKT 3713
FI 4363
LGS 4073
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19
World Business
CoursesHours
AC 2104
IBA 3503
IBA 4343
MKT 3003
MKT 4553
Two of the following: IBA 351, IBA 459, IBA 460,
    EC 440, EC 442, EC 430, EC 431, EC 453
6
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22

A student who expects to complete a minor in an area offered exclusively in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration is subject to the following policies. Failure to comply with these policies will result in administrative disenrollment from C&BA courses.

  1. Prior to enrolling in any 300- or 400-level C&BA course, all students minoring in business must complete all of the specific prerequisites established for the course.

  2. Prior to enrolling in any 300- or 400-level C&BA course, all students minoring in business must have achieved junior standing (defined for purposes of this policy as 61 semester hours earned).

  3. All students minoring in business may take for degree credit no more than 30 hours of C&BA courses (excluding EC 110 and EC 111 and ST 260).

Students who complete the minor in real estate satisfy the pre-licensing educational requirement of the Alabama Real Estate Brokers Examination.

The College of Communication and Information Sciences also recognizes a specialized minor in military science, subject to two regulations. First, a maximum of 16 hours in military science may be counted toward the degree. Second, in addition to completing the requirements of the minor in military science, students must also meet College of Communication and Information Sciences regular requirements for a minor.

A student interested in a specialized minor in any other division (for example, the College of Human Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, or College of Arts and Sciences) should contact that division.

Cultural Minor Options

The College of Communication and Information Sciences offers its students opportunities to earn tailored cultural minors in African culture studies, Eastern culture studies, Latin culture studies, multiculture studies, and Western culture studies. See your departmental advisor for details.

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