Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS)

1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2. Candidates for the Degree must have qualified for admission to the University of Waikato and met any criteria set out in the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications.
Requirements for the Degree
3. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is three years.
4. Candidates must enrol with the Waikato Management School and follow an approved programme of study.
5. Candidates must demonstrate competency in computing, writing and employment skills as prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
6. Candidates must gain 360 points at 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels, including at least 240 points above 100 level and 80 points above 200 level.
7. Candidates must complete the compulsory papers prescribed in the appendix to these regulations.
8. Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
  Majors
      Leadership Communication
      Marketing
      Public Relations
9. To complete the requirements of a major, candidates must gain 120 points above 100 level in that major, including 60 points above 200 level. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the major in the relevant subject entry in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
10. Candidates must complete any Assurance of Learning requirements as prescribed in the Waikato Management School Student Handbook.
11. Candidates must also complete at least 40 points above 100 level in a subject or subjects other than the major.
12. Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.1
13. To complete the requirements of a second major, candidates must gain 120 points above 100 level in that major, including 60 points above 200 level. Candidates must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for the major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
14. Candidates may take up to 80 points from outside the field of the Degree.
15. Candidates may take a further 40 points from outside the field of the Degree if they are completing a second major from outside of the majors listed in section 8 of these regulations.
16. The field of the Degree comprises all of the majors listed in section 8 of these regulations as well as the papers listed in the appendix to these regulations.
Variations
17. The Dean or delegated authority may permit more than 120 points to be taken from outside the field of the Degree in individual cases.
18. The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Note:
1. BCS students who take a second major from those listed in section 8 of these regulations may credit MCOM220 Communication Theory (20 points) towards the second major.
Appendix
Compulsory Papers
LING132Introduction to Linguistic Communication (15 points)
MCOM102 Introduction to Communication in an Online Society (15 points)
MCOM122 Diversity Management and Communication Management (15 points)
MCOM133Introduction to Corporate Communication (15 points)
MCOM220 Communication Theory and Research (20 points)
MKTG151Introduction to Marketing (15 points)
and 15 points chosen from
MNGT100Management and Sustainability (15 points)
STMG191Introduction to Management (15 points)

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