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Minor in Communication

The minor in communication consists of 16 semester hours of program courses (300 or 400 level) arranged as follows.

Core 16 hours:

Interpersonal Communication Emphasis

  • COM 302 Introduction to Interpersonal/Organizational Communication 4 hours
  • Interpersonal communication course electives 8 hours
  • Communication course electives 4 hours
  • Total: 16 hours

Journalism/Media Studies Emphasis

  • COM 303 Introduction to Mass Media 4 hours
  • Journalism/Media Studies course electives 8 hours
  • Communication course electives 4 hours
  • Total: 16 hours

There are no prerequisites for entry into the minor. Students are advised to take the basic core course (COM 302 or 303) before or concurrent with other courses in the same curricular area. The elective course may be from within or outside this curricular area; if outside, it may be taken without the corresponding introductory course.

Transfer credits from other institutions may not be used to substitute for introductory core courses. However, students may use them to satisfy other parts of the minor, provided the credit is for an upper-division course equivalent to one offered by the Communication Department and that the grade earned was C or better. Communication minors may not take any COM course as part of the requirements for the minor on a credit/no credit basis.