A BA degree requires a foreign language.
For a BA degree, students must complete the second year of a foreign language – Intermediate II.
American Sign Language may be used to complete the language requirement. The following classes are required:
|7700:101||American Sign Language I||3 Credits|
|7700:102||American Sign Language II||3 Credits|
|7700:201||American Sign Language III||3 Credits|
|7700:202||American Sign Language IV||3 Credits|
|7700:222||Survey of Deaf Culture in America||2 Credits|
Students, who do not want to take a foreign language, can still major in Communication, but the degree that they get is a Bachelor’s in Interpersonal and Public Communication, Business and Organizational Communication or Mass Media: Communication with a Tag.
Students are required to follow one of the following programs to qualify for a “Tag Degree”:
At least nine credit hours must be at the 300/400 level.
Students who transfer from other colleges and universities are encouraged to see a School of Communication adviser immediately so that they might complete their program as efficiently as possible.
Students who transfer must take their final 32 credits at The University of Akron in order to receive a degree from The University of Akron.
In addition, students must complete at least 15 credits in the School of Communication in order to be eligible for a degree from the School (regardless of how many transfer credits may be accepted).
But the key think is to see a School adviser in your area.