Graduation Requirements

To earn either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Communication and Information, each student must

(1) Complete 120 hours of course work (excluding courses lower than the 100 level, courses with an R designation, physical education service courses, and/or EXP 396 credits) with a grade-point average of at least 2.0 and

(2) Complete at least 42 hours in upper division courses (300 or above). No more than 60 hours may be taken within the college.

Other requirements include UK Core, pre-major requirements, field of concentration (24-27 hours of major work and 15-18 hours of cognate courses earned outside the college as defined by the units), and a minimum of six hours of free electives. In addition, all Integrated Strategic Communication and Journalism majors are required to submit a portfolio with representative samples of their work as part of their graduation requirement.

For more information, refer to the 2016-17 bulletin.

Suanne Early and Emily Sallee are available for Degree Progress Checks (or “Senior Checks”) during certain parts of the year. When these appointments are available, advisors will send messages over the departmental list-serv. Appointments can be scheduled on myUK. Under the myInfo tab, click on “myAppointments” near the bottom of the menu on the left side of the screen. You will select the College of Communication and Information and “degree progress review” as your appointment type. After viewing availability, pick a date and time that works for you. Please make sure that you receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive an e-mail, your appointment may not have been scheduled.