Communication Studies Focus Award

The Communication Studies Focus Award recognizes students who have gained considerable background in Communication Studies as part of their certificate or transfer degree program. The award is granted to students who have completed the required combination of Communication Studies courses. This award is especially useful for students seeking to minor or major in Communication Studies at Portland State University or any Oregon college or university. Students who wish to transfer to a college or university outside Oregon should check with the specific institution for course transferability.

Students who are applying for the Communication Studies Focus Award should call 971-722-4854.

Communication Studies Focus Award Requirements

  1. Students must complete six or more courses all with a C or better:
    1. Two required courses
    2. Four electives
Required Courses
COMM 100Introduction to Speech Communication4
COMM 111Public Speaking4
Choose four or more courses from the following:
COMM 105Listening4
COMM 110Voice and Articulation3
COMM 112Persuasion4
COMM 130Business & Professional Speech Communication4
COMM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication4
COMM 212Voice & Diction4
COMM 214Interpersonal Communication: Process and Theory4
COMM 215Small Group Communication: Process and Theory4
COMM 227Nonverbal Communication4
COMM 228Mass Communication4
or J 201 Mass Media and Society
COMM 229Oral Interpretation3
COMM 237Gender and Communication4