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uTrack Requirements (for first-year students)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect first-time, first-year, full-time, degree-seeking students entering Fall 2013.

Progression Requirements (for transfer students)

Transfer students entering the College prior to Fall 2015 are required to meet the progression requirement for their major.

Students in the communication studies major must complete at least 30 hours of course work with a minimum 2.0 UT cumulative GPA and CMST 201 - Introduction to Communication Studies or CMST 207 - Honors: Introduction to Communication Studies with at least a C- no later than the end of their second semester at UT Knoxville. All courses in the core progression CMST 312 - Survey of Interpersonal CommunicationCMST 342 - Survey of Organizational CommunicationCMST 352 - Communication TheoryCMST 356 - Research Methods in Communication Studies, and CMST 499 - Proseminar in Communication Studies must be taken at UT Knoxville.

Students in the journalism and electronic media major must complete at least 30 hours of course work (minimum of 12 credit hours at UT Knoxville) with a minimum 2.0 UT cumulative GPA and JREM 175 - Principles and History of Journalism and Media no later than the end of their second semester at UT Knoxville.

Students in the advertising or public relations major must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at UT Knoxville, with a minimum 2.5 UT cumulative GPA, and have completed ENGL 102 - English Composition IIADVT 250 - Advertising Principles or PBRL 270 - Public Relations PrinciplesCCI 150 - Communication in an Information AgeANTH 130 - Cultural Anthropology or ANTH 137 - Honors: Cultural AnthropologyMATH 125 - Basic Calculus or MATH 141 - Calculus I or MATH 147 - Honors: Calculus I, and STAT 201 - Introduction to Statistics or STAT 207 - Honors: Introduction to Statistics no later than the end of their third semester at UT Knoxville.

Transfer students in other UT colleges interested in a major in the College of Communication and Information will be required to meet the progression requirement for their intended major. Students should contact an advisor in the CCI Center for Undergraduate Studies and Advising regarding their eligibility for the major.