Communication is essential in our lives. Employers consistently rank communication skills among the most important qualities they look for in potential employees. Relationships of all sorts are built upon communication. Change at the personal, local and societal levels is advanced through advocacy and other forms of purposeful communication.
A minor in communication allows you to explore how communication creates the worlds we live in. They will provide you the tools to analyze and change real-world processes and problems. They will offer you the chance to develop practical skills to apply in your professional, personal and civic life. In the process, you will get a broad exposure to the study of communication as it occurs in interpersonal, group, organizational and public settings.
To declare the communication minor, visit COMM advisors Bevin Gumm (STAD 110C) or Debbie J. O'Neill (STAD 110A) during advising walk-in hours on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Students pursuing the minor must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework in communication, at least 9 of which must be upper division (3000 level or higher). Only courses with grades of C- or better count toward the major, and the overall major GPA must be 2.000 (a C- is 1.700). They may apply no more than 6 credit hours of transfer work, including 3 credit hours of upper-division credit.
Required Courses and Credits
|COMM 1210||Perspectives on Human Communication||3|
|COMM 1300||Public Speaking||3|
|or COMM 1600||Group Interaction|
|One 2000-level course||3|
|Three upper-division courses (3000 level or higher)||9|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Students who wish to minor in communication should meet with a department advisor, where they will be advised of any changes in this list of requirements.