Transfer Planning Guide: Diederich College of Communication

For more than a century, Marquette University's Diederich College of Communication has provided a well-rounded, liberal arts education. We offer unique, experiential learning opportunities for students in all majors. Whether you aspire to be a corporate executive or a professional artist, you’ll learn the essential skills of writing, public speaking and critical thinking that you’ll need to be successful in your career.

Use this guide to prepare for an eventual transfer to Marquette's Diederich College of Communication. These courses are the basis on which all of Marquette's communications majors are built, and equivalent courses at other institutions will therefore prepare you well to finish your degree at Marquette. 

For more detailed program and course descriptions, please visit Marquette's online bulletin here.

Recommended Courses

Course Number

Course Title


Communication Studies

Corporate Communication

Digital Media

Film and Media Studies


Public Relations


COMM 1000 Communication in Society X X X X X X X X
COMM 1100 Professional Communication X X X X X X X X
COMM 1200 Media in Society X X X X X X X X
MUSI 2020 Appreciation of Music X X X X X X X X
ADVE 1400  Advertising Principles X              
ADPR 2200  Media Writing X   X       X  
ECON 1001  or ECON 1103 Introduction to Economics or Principles of Microeconomics X   X          
CMST 2000  Group and Team Communication   X            
CMST 2010  Professional Interviewing and Networking   X            
CCOM 2000  Corporate Communication Principles     X          
MATH 1700 Modern Elementary Statistics     X          
DGMD 2335 and/or DGMD 2205 

Script and Story and/or Intro to Media Production

JOUR 1001  Introduction to Journalism           X    
JOUR 1100  Digital Journalism 1: Giving Voice           X    
PURE 1800  Public Relations Principles             X  
THAR 1100  Acting 1: Fundamental Technique               X