To be a competitive applicant to the Communication program, students should complete approximately 60 applicable credits and achieve junior standing. A grade of C or better is required in the major courses listed below. Additionally, completion of Fundamental Studies and 75 percent of lower level university general education requirements is needed. Completion of an A. A. Degree from a Maryland Community College will show completion of the UMD General Education Requirements (except for Professional Writing and any credits needed to complete the minimum 40 credit requirement). Visit to determine how courses from other institutions transfer to University of Maryland, College Park.

Course Title

University of Maryland

Montgomery College

Frederick Community College

Prince George’s Community College

Howard Community College

Oral Communication


COMM108 (SP108) or COMM112 (SP112)

CMSP103 or CMSP101

SPH1010, SPH1110, SPH1030, or SPH161


Introduction to Communication Inquiry


COMM250 (SP250)


See Advisor

See Advisor

Statistical Analysis

STAT100 or BMGT230

MATH117 (MA116) or BSAD210 (BA210)


MAT114 or MAT2210

MATH138 or MATH200

The Department of Communication Undergraduate Advising Offices are located in III-5119. Departmental advisor is available to assist you with questions regarding the major requirements, course schedule, CORE/GENED requirements etc. All students should meet with their advisor every semester. Students should use the online scheduling system to schedule an appointment. If you do not currently have a scheduling account, you will complete a one-time registration process. Note: You must click SHADY GROVE as an option to view our calendars.


For your planning purposes, below are links to course selection options.

Communication Schedule Of Classes

USG Course Sharing