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Communication, General (Pre)

The Brian Lamb School of Communication curriculum begins with a thorough introduction to the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations upon which all communication activity is based. Students begin in Pre-Communication, and after successfully completing three required Pre-Communication courses with a 3.0 GPA or higher, may proceed to the upper-level General Communication major or select a major in:

Outside the classroom, students have opportunities to practice career-oriented skills. Our students produce their own video news magazine (Fast Track), create our school's alumni newsletter The Communicator, and work in teams with local nonprofits to get real-world experience in public relations.

One of the greatest strengths of the communication program is its international opportunities.  Students take advantage of over 100 different tailored study abroad and internships programs in diverse locations such as northern Italy, Copenhagen, Denmark, London, England, Barcelona, Spain, and Beijing, China.  Many study abroad programs are led by communication faculty. 

All eight undergraduate communication majors can be completed in just three years.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Degree in 3

Motivated, driven students can complete this major in three years. Degree in 3 allows students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier while also providing a cost-effective way to complete an undergraduate degree. Degree in 3 offers a great combination of cost-savings and the opportunity to accelerate your future and achieve your goals.

Plan of Study

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Transfer to Communication, General (Pre)

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in Communication, General (Pre)

  •   Sales
  •   Public Relations
  •   Reporting
  •   Marketing
  •   Management
  •   Lobbying
  •   Attorney
  •   Advertising
  •   Higher Education
  •   Social Services

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