Major Requirements

The UC Davis undergraduate major in communication encompasses 65 units, consisting of 25 units of preparatory subject matter and 40 units of depth subject matter
Required preparatory lower-division courses

Each student must complete the following courses before graduating. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade average in these courses.

ANT 4: Introduction to Anthropology OR LIN 1: Introduction to Linguistics

ECS 15: Introduction to Computers OR PHI 12: Introduction to Symbolic Logic

PSC 1: General Psychology

SOC 1: Introduction to Sociology

STA 13: Elementary Statistics OR SOC 46B: Introduction to Social Research

CMN 10Y: Introduction to Communication

Required lower-division course (Choose ONE course below — 4 units)

CMN 1: Introduction to Public Speaking**   OR

CMN 3: Interpersonal Communication Competence** OR

CMN 5: Global English and Communication**

**This is a required lower division course that does not count toward declaration of the CMN major.

Required upper-division prerequisites (depth subject matter — 20 units)

CMN 101: Communication Theories

CMN 102: Empirical Methods in Communication

CMN 120: Interpersonal Communication

CMN 140: Introduction to Mass Communication

CMN 170: Digital Technology and Social Change OR CMN 172: Computer-Mediated Communication

Upper-division elective courses (Choose FIVE additional courses from below – 20 units)

Basic Communication Processes:

CMN 110: Communication Networks

CMN 111: Gender Differences in Communication

CMN 112: Theories of Persuasion

CMN 114: Communication and Cognition

Group and Organizational Communication:

CMN 130: Group Communication

CMN 131: Strategic Communication in Public Relations

CMN 136: Organizational Communication

CMN 139: Advanced Organizational Communication

Interpersonal Communication:

CMN 121: Language Use in Conversation

CMN 122: Nonverbal Communication

CMN 123: Intercultural Communication

Health Communication:

CMN 161: Health Communication

CMN 165: Media and Health

Information and Communication Technology:

CMN 170: Digital Technology and Social Change

CMN 172: Computer-Mediated Communication

CMN 174: Social Media

CMN 176: Video Games Theory and Research

Special Topics Classes

CMN 180: Current Topics in Communication

CMN 189: Proseminar A (Social Interaction),
B (Mass Communication), C (Health Communication)
or D (Organizational Communication)

Mass Communication:

CMN 141: Media Effects: Theory and Research

CMN 142: News Policies and Practices

CMN 143: Analysis of Media Messages

CMN 144: Media Entertainment

CMN 145: Political Communication

CMN 146: Communication Campaigns

CMN 147: Children, Adolescents, and the Media

CMN 148: Contemporary Trends in Media

Alternate Electives:

ANT 117: Language and Society

ANT 120: Language and Culture

ECN 122: Theory of Games and Strategic Behavior

LIN 171: Introduction to Psycholinguistics

LIN 177: Computational Linguistics

LIN 182: Multilingualism

POL 165: Mass Media and Politics

PSC 100: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

PSC 107: Questionnaire and Survey Research Methods

PSC 152: Social Cognition

PSC 154: Psychology of Emotion

SOC 126: Social Interaction

SOC 175: Mass Communication

STA 102: Introduction to Probability Modeling and Statistical Inference

STA 106: Applied Statistical Methods: Analysis of Variance

STA 108: Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis

(Up to a total of 4 units taken from 198/199/194H per quarter may be counted as an elective. CMN 192 and 197T do not count toward fulfillment of major requirements.)