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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa

Bachelor of Communication Studies


Completing a major requires you to pass papers at particular levels. Your chosen subject may have specific requirements to include particular papers or choose from a selection of major papers. For full information about any subject visit

You can choose almost any subject as a second major, but at least one of the subjects below must be your first major:

For any subject listed above, the major requirements are associated with the programme. Any second major not listed above is considered to be a 'Generic 2nd Major' and may have its own specific paper requirements. For any of the above subjects you must:

  • Pass 120 points above 100-level including at least 60 points above 200-level
  • Complete any specific major paper requirements
  • If you are taking two majors from the list above, you can count the compulsory paper MCOM220 toward your second major subject.

Other choices

You can choose to take a second major in any other undergraduate subject irrespective of whether it is listed for the programme. If your second major is not a WMS subject then you must follow the regulations stated by the other relevant Faculty to complete the major.

If your second major is not listed above and you wish to complete within the minimum requirements then you will need to take a 200-level major paper in place of a year one elective paper, or you can take an additional paper for your programme.

Choosing a second major outside the majors for the degree may mean that more than 360 points are required to complete your degree and you may also be required to complete prerequisite papers.

You can also choose to take a specialisation, this is like a mini-major and for the BCS you can choose from Events Management, Health Communication, Management Education Abroad, or a Language - Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish or Te Reo Maori.

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