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  School of Communication and Information 2021-2023 Undergraduate Programs  

Undergraduate Programs

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) offers undergraduate courses open to students across the university in all majors that are of general interest and may fulfill requirements of the Core Curriculum, such as Public Speaking; Intercultural Communication; Gender and Technology; Gender, Race, and Class in the Media; Health Message and Campaign Design.

The school offers the following majors and minors that may be taken as part of a bachelor's program:
  • Communication major
  • Information Technology and Informatics major
  • Journalism and Media Studies major
  • Digital Communication, Information, and Media minor
  • Gender and Media minor

Each of these programs has specializations that are outlined in the section Programs of Study below.

The school does not admit first-year or transfer students directly to the university. Students enter through a Rutgers school such as the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, or the Mason Gross School of the Arts, and may choose a major or second major or minor in a SC&I program. All students must conform to the requirements and policies of their four-year school as well as the policies of SC&I for their major and/or minor.

Because the curricula of the school reflect the very dynamic disciplines and professional fields in the areas of communication, information technology, journalism, and media, new programs and new specializations within those programs are regularly developed and offered. Check the school's website at for the most up-to-date information about programs offered.

Pursuing a Double Major within SC&I

Current and incoming undergraduate majors in communication, information technology and informatics, and journalism and media studies can apply to pursue a second major within the School of Communication and Information.  Interested students must be in good academic standing, must already be enrolled in a SC&I undergraduate major, and must be able to fulfill the requirements of the second major without extending their time to graduation. Students successfully admitted to two majors within SC&I will be responsible for completing the academic requirements associated with both majors.

Students who double major earn a single bachelor's degree, with both majors noted on the student's official transcript. Students should be aware of all requirements of their Rutgers four-year school, including the need for general education courses (e.g. SAS Core courses) and requirements related to majors and minors. If a student does not complete each academic major in full, they will not be certified for degree completion.

Students apply to a SC&I major using the SC&I undergraduate application for admission. Acceptance to one major does not guarantee acceptance to a second one, as each program holds an independent acceptance process. Students should carefully consider the implications of double majoring in their time-to-degree before applying.

Students considering a SC&I double major should consult an undergraduate academic advisor within the School of Communication and Information and an academic advisor within their four-year college.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
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