Honors

Departmental Honors

Outstanding undergraduates may earn departmental honors if they meet the following criteria:

  1. A grade-point average at the time of graduation of at least 3.25 overall and 3.5 in communication studies courses.
  2. Completion of an honors thesis involving independent research — either a single comprehensive project or an integration of several related projects. Completion requires satisfactory defense of the thesis in an oral examination and submission of a satisfactory thesis manuscript to the department office by one month before graduation. Independent research for the thesis must be conducted under the direction of a faculty member. The student must be enrolled with that instructor in 2 to 6 hours of COMS 498, usually over two semesters.

Departmental Honors

Outstanding undergraduates may earn departmental honors if they meet the following criteria:

  1. A grade-point average at the time of graduation of at least 3.25 overall and 3.5 in communication studies courses.
  2. Completion of an honors thesis involving independent research — either a single comprehensive project or an integration of several related projects. Completion requires satisfactory defense of the thesis in an oral examination and submission of a satisfactory thesis manuscript to the department office by one month before graduation. Independent research for the thesis must be conducted under the direction of a faculty member. The student must be enrolled with that instructor in 2 to 6 hours of COMS 498, usually over two semesters.

Contact Info

Department of Communication Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 102
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-3633
http://www2.ku.edu/~coms/
Tom Beisecker, Chair
785-864-9882
Mary C. Banwart, Leadership Studies Minor Coordinator
785-864-5681
mbanwart@ku.edu

Department of Communication Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 102
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-3633
Yan Bing Zhang, Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-9678
ybzhang@ku.edu

Department of Communication Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 116E
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-3633
http://www2.ku.edu/~coms/
Robert C. Rowland, Graduate Director
785-864-9868
rrowland@ku.edu
Tracy Russo, Edwards Campus M.A. Program Director
913-897-5652, ext. 3633
trusso@ku.edu
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