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College Requirements for Graduation

To fulfill graduation requirements, students must complete 126 credit hours; complete a minimum of 40 hours at the 300 course level or above; complete the College of Communication core requirements (see below for details); complete required courses in the selected major; complete required courses for a second major, or a minor, or 12-hour concentration outside of the primary major; and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

College of Communication Core Requirements

One course designated Communication and Culture from the list below:

Foreign Language Requirement

Students in the College of Communication must demonstrate competence in a foreign language at an intermediate level or above through one of the following:

  • Students may establish competence by completing a foreign language course at the fourth semester (204 level) or above
  • Students may establish competence by completing a proctored exam that establishes intermediate level competence. 
  • If there is no appropriate/accessible test through Butler or the Indianapolis-area Consortium for a student who wishes to demonstrate intermediate-level competency, other evidence may be used to establish the student’s competency. These cases are to be settled through the CCOM Dean’s Office and may include consultation with the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Foreign language courses are offered at the 100 level for students in need of preparation for more advanced study. Although 100-level courses do not satisfy the foreign language requirement, they do count as credit hours toward the degree. All first-year students must take a placement examination. Further information is available in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. American Sign Language (ASL) also fulfills the language requirement. Students should contact the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program for more information about ASL.