Global Communications Requirements

Requirements: Global Communications Major

Please note that transfer students must take 24 credits in the major at AUP to receive their degree in Global Communications. They must also take 16 credits of CM-listed classes of a 3000 or above level (not including internship) at AUP.




General Education Requirements


Core courses (28 credits)


Media and culture electives (16 credits)

Students must select four courses from the following, at least two of which must be 3000 level or above.

Global Communications Specializations

Specializations (12 credits)

Students can choose to have a specialization. If they wish to have a specialization, they must do three courses in one of the areas listed below, at least two of which must be at 3000-level or above. If they choose not to have a specialization, they must choose three courses from any of the areas below or from media and culture (if not taken as an elective), at least two of which must be at 3000-level or above.

Select three* courses from any or all of the areas


Discover the many forms that communication takes in the contemporary travel market, documentary filmmaking, global advocacy, and much more.

Media Convergence:

Explore the social, cultural, political, and economic implications of current digital practices and phenomena, including how innovations like the Internet, social networking, and human-computer interaction have affected the dynamics of media and communications.

Integrated Marketing Communications:

Delve into the multiple facets of marketing and management, including the changing role of public relations across the globe, brand statement development, and international advertising.


Plus general electives to total 128 credits


Honors Program

Students who have a GPA of 3.7 or above in communications courses during their Junior and Senior years and who complete a senior seminar or thesis are eligible for Departmental Honors. Interested students must contact the department head by fall for graduation the following spring.