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Honors Program

The School of Communication Honors Program provides an opportunity for outstanding communication majors to do intensive research in areas of special interest. Participation is limited to seniors who have obtained a minimum university and major 3.5 GPA.


Students participating in the honors program enroll in COMM4196 and COMM4199 in consecutive semesters of the senior year. Students, after consultation with their adviser, are strongly advised to begin exploration and preliminary research of their honors topic during the second semester of their junior year in order to have sufficient time to complete the work.


After extensive reading on a topic of the student's choice, appropriate consultation with a faculty adviser, and approval of a research proposal, the student submits an honors thesis on a topic related to the readings and completes an oral examination covering both the reading assignments and the completed thesis.


Students must receive a grade of B or better in COMM4196 to continue with COMM4199.


To learn more about honors studies at ECU, visit the University Honors Program.