Purdue has 3-year plan for communications majors

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Purdue University has developed a three-year bachelor's program for communications students that it says will allow them to save more than $9,000.

President Mitch Daniels announced the program Monday that will allow students to complete the same courses as their peers in three years instead of four.

The three-year plan is available immediately to students majoring in general communication, public relations and strategic communication, mass communication, corporate communication, and human relations.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports Students will take 18 credit hours over each of four semesters, 15 hours over the two other semester and nine hours during the two summers.

Brian Lamb School of Communications head Marifran Mattson says the savings of $9,290 is roughly the cost of one year of in-state tuition.

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