Three-Year Program in Communication

  • The accelerated degree in communication is available only to students entering Lake Forest College with at least two AP Credits (with test scores of 4 or 5), or the equivalent of 2 Lake Forest College credits.

    To complete the major in three years, students must fulfill the regular graduation requirements–completing 32 credits, and completing all General Educational Curriculum requirements–and the requirements for the Communication major.  What follows is a suggested plan for study that applies to those students who matriculate with 2 Lake Forest College equivalent credits.

    Before Matriculation

    2 AP credits (with test scores of 4 or 5), or the equivalent of two Lake Forest College credits.

    First Year

    Nine Courses, including:

    • First-year Studies
    • Communication 110: Introduction to Communication (in the first semester)
    • Communication 255: Rhetorical Criticism (in the second semester)
    • 2 other 200-level courses from rhetoric or media studies

    Appropriate courses may count toward General Education Curriculum (GEC)

    Honors Fellows will be able to take their ninth credit in their spring semester for no additional fee; others pursuing this option will normally be required to pay a course overload fee.

    First Summer

    Two Courses:

    • 2 course credits, in either or both summer sessions, at the summer course tuition. Appropriate courses may count toward GEC.

    Second Year

    Nine Courses, including:

    • One 200-level course from rhetoric or media studies
    • Communication 301: Communication Research Methods
    • One more 300-level Communication course that counts toward the Communication major

    Students who have attained Dean’s List status will be able to take this ninth credit in their spring semester for no additional fee; others pursuing this option will normally be required to pay a course overload fee

    Second Summer

    • Communication 390: Internship (for 2 course credits)

     

    Third Year

    Nine Courses, including:

    • One 300-level Communication course that counts toward the Communication major
    • One Senior Seminar in Communication

    Students who wish to take part in the Lake Forest College In The Loop program are encouraged to do so prior to their 6th semester.
       
    Students who maintained Dean’s List status will be able to take the ninth credit in their spring semester for no additional fee; others pursuing this option will normally be required to pay a course overload fee.    

    With the exception of internships, courses taken Credit-D-Fail may not count toward the major. The minimum grade for each class to count toward the major is “C”.