In the 2010/2011 academic year, the Communication Department opened the Parallel Program of the Undergraduate Program in Communication. This program is called the Parallel Program, as it is congruent to the Regular Program, including sharing the same curriculum. The sole difference lies in the admission/selection of new students system. The Parallel Program admits potential students who are graduates of high schools without regard to year of graduation. The admission is done through the UI Admission Examination (SIMAK) UI.
The Parallel Program has five specific subject groupings, namely:
- Media Studies
- Public Relations
The average time required to complete study is 7-8 semester, but the students can take as long as 12 semesters. The students can choose the subject grouping they are interested in on the second semester.