Minor in Communication Studies

Students may seek either an academic major or minor in communication studies.

The communication studies minor complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by providing specialized skills in workplace communication, including the development of written and oral communication skills and a greater understanding of human interaction.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in communication studies requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in communication studies. All COMM, JOUR, SPCH, and WRTG courses apply. It is recommended that students take COMM 300 early in the minor (if they have not already applied the course toward other degree requirements).

Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.

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