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University Admissions Requirements

All information regarding application, deadlines, costs, and admission requirements can be found at http://onestop.fiu.edu.

Communication Arts Admissions Requirements

Please be aware that admission to FIU does not constitute admission into the School of Communication + Journalism. To obtain full admission/upper division status into any of the School of Communication + Journalism’s (SCJ) majors, FIU undergraduates and transfer students must have the following minimum requirements met.

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 for all lower division courses and upper division
    non-Communication Arts courses (including transfer coursework).
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 for ALL FIU courses.

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications (PRAAC) Admissions Requirements

Please be aware that admission to FIU does not constitute admission into the Advertising or Public Relations major. To obtain full admission/upper division status into any of those two majors, FIU undergraduates and transfer students must have the following minimum requirements met.

  • 2.85 cumulative GPA
  • MMC 3003 (Mass Communication Orientation)

Full admission is a prerequisite for many of the upper-division courses taught in the Advertising or Journalism major.  Once you have met all three of the SCJ admissions criteria (MMC 3003, 60 earned credits, 2.85 cumulative GPA), you can declare your upper-division major with your assigned academic advisor.


Registration

Registration Deadlines may be found in the Academic Calendar.

Registration Policies describe policies concerning Registration Week, Open Registration, Late Adds, Dropping and Adding Courses, Grading Options, Audits, and Late Drops.


Transfer Credits

Apply Transfer Coursework to UCC Requirements

The Panther Degree Audit (PDA) automatically recognizes FIU courses but it is NOT programmed to automatically recognize many transfer courses. That’s why, if you are a transfer student and wish to have your transfer courses applied to the FIU UCC requirements, you will need to sit with an advisor and identify relevant transfer course work. Please contact your assigned advisor for more information.

Apply Transfer Coursework to Department of Communication Major Requirements

Transfer students may receive credit for comparable Florida state communication courses in accordance with Statue 1007.24(7) or for 6 + semester hours of communication courses previously taken at another academic institutions with a grade of ‘B’ or higher depending on evaluation of courses transferred. Each school has the discretion of using transfer course work in partial fulfillment of major requirements. For more information, contact an academic advisor.


Programs and requirements:

Communication Arts Track:

This degree combines a strong foundation of writing and speaking courses with practical experience for those interested in entering the communication field in business, government, non-profit organizations, or media. Choose from Organizational Communication, Art + Performance, and Design Studies tracks to further develop communication skills.

Organizational Communication

Art + Performance

Media + Design Studies Tracksheet (Effective Fall 219)

Public Relations and Applied Communication:

As a student, you will learn to develop critical thinking and strategic communication in both a local and global landscape. After graduation, you can find exciting opportunities in career fields such as content creation, communications specialists, public relations specialists, and much more.

NOW AVAILABLE: PRAAC Fully Online Degree

Tracksheet (For students beginning Spring 2019 and after)


Graduation Requirements:

– Students need a minimum of 120 credit hours to be eligible for a bachelor’s degree
–– Students must have at least a 2.0 FIU grade point average to be eligible for graduation (Communication Arts majors) and a 2.75 FIU grade point average to be eligible for graduation (PRAAC majors)

– Minimum of a C or better in all courses required within the Communication major

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