Knowledge in most professional settings means little unless it can be communicated effectively. The minor in communication is designed to provide students who are not communication majors with knowledge and skills in communication that are useful in any discipline or profession.

Registration Procedures for a Minor

To register their intention to complete the minor, students must complete the Major/Minor Change/Declaration form. The form is available from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Advising Office in North Classroom 1030. The form should be returned to the CLAS Advising Office.

Grade and Residency Requirements

No more than 6 of the credit hours for the Minor may be transferred from another university. To submit a request for transfer of credits, students should complete the Faculty Approval Form for Course Equivalency, which is available from CLAS Advising Office.

Course Requirements for the Minor in Communication

The Minor in Communication requires 18 credit hours, with 12 hours of required courses and 6 hours of electives.

Entrance Courses: Students must complete the following:

  • COMM 1011 Communication and Communities
  • COMM 1021 Introduction to Media Studies
  • COMM 2020 Communication, Citizenship, and Social Justice
  • COMM 1001 Presentations and Civic Life OR 
    COMM 2050 Professional Presentations

All available in classroom and online formats.

Elective Courses

In addition to the four courses specified above, students must take two upper division courses (3000 level or above).

For Additional Information Contact:

Dr. Yvette Bueno-Olson, Undergraduate Advisor
Student Commons Building Room 3004

Dr. Sarah Fields, Undergraduate Advisor
Student Commons Building Room 3315