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The Minor Program of Study in Communication gives students a balanced background in communication theory and practice.  

** Declare the Communication Minor here**
Acceptance is automatic to the minor. If you complete the form, you are a listed a pursuing the minor until you let us know that you are no longer completing it. There is no penalty for lack of completion. 

The minor consists of 22+ credit hours.

Students must complete:
COMM 1101: Introduction to Communication – Fall only

Two courses from the following, only one of which can be a writing course (2310 or 3000-3099):

  • COMM 1300: Visual Communication – Spring only
  • COMM 2010: Oral Communication
  • COMM 2310: Writing about Communication (Very limited spots for non-majors)
  • COMM 2820: Research Methods in Communication Studies – Fall only
  • COMM 3010: Writing and Producing the Narrative for Digital Media
  • COMM 3020: Science Writing for the Media
  • COMM 3030: Organizational Writing
  • COMM 3040: Writing and Editing for the Media 
  • COMM 3060: Connecting Experience: Creating a Personal Brand and Implementing an ePortfolio
  • COMM 3070: Communicating Today: Creating Strategic Messages Across Media
  • COMM 3080: Environmental & Sustainability Communication 
  • COMM 3090: Experiential Writing in the Yucatan: Environmental and Cultural Communication

One Introduction to the Concentration Course from the following:

  • COMM 2200: Media Communication – Fall & Summer only
  • COMM 2450: Communication and Technology – Fall & Summer only
  • COMM 2760: Persuasion and Social Influence – Spring only
  • COMM 2850: Communication, Environment, Science and Health – Spring only

Three Upper-Level Communication Courses from the following: 

  • ANTHR/COGST/STS 4330 - How Do We Know Nature? Language, Knowledge and the Environment - CESH
  • COML/ENG/MUSIC/PMA 2703 - Thinking Media - CMS
  • COMM  2179  Survey Data in the Information Age - CSI, CAT
  • COMM  3100  Communication and Decision Making in Groups - CSI            
  • COMM  3110  Educational Psychology - CSI                    
  • COMM  3150  Organizational Communication: Theory and Practice - CSI        
  • COMM  3189  Taking America’s Pulse - CSI
  • COMM  3200  New Media and Society - CAT, CMS
  • COMM  3210  Communication and the Environment - CESH, CMS
  • COMM  3300  Media and Human Development  - CESH, CAT, CMS, CSI
  • COMM  3350  Presenting Information Visually - CESH, CAT, CMS, CSI
  • COMM  3400  Personal Relationships and Technology - CAT, CSI
  • COMM  3450  Human Computer Interaction Design - CAT
  • COMM  3460  Crowds, Communities, and Technology - CAT, CSI
  • COMM  3560  Computing Cultures - CSI, CAT
  • COMM  3710   Crossing Cultures Through Film - CSI, CMS
  • COMM  3720   Intercultural Communication - CSI
  • COMM  3760   Planning Communication Campaigns - CSI, CMS, CESH
  • COMM  3800  Television in the Digital Age - CMS, CAT
  • COMM  4200  Public Opinion and Social Processes  - CMS, CSI, CESH
  • COMM  4201  Information Policy: Research, Analysis, and Design - CSI
  • COMM  4220  Psychology of Entertainment Media - CAT, CESH, CMS
  • COMM  4250  Sports and the Media - CMS
  • COMM  4260  Gender & the Media - CMS
  • COMM  4280  Communication Law - CMS, CSI 
  • COMM  4292  Sexual Identities and the Media - CMS
  • COMM  4300  Ethics in New Media, Technology and Communication - CESH, CAT, CMS, CSI
  • COMM  4350  Communicating Leadership and Ethics - CSI
  • COMM  4360  Communication Networks and Social Capital - CAT, CMS
  • COMM  4380  Communication in Virtual Worlds - CAT
  • COMM  4400  Advanced Human-Computer Interaction Design - CAT
  • COMM  4410  Communicating Self in Social Media - CAT
  • COMM  4450  Computer-Mediated Communication - CAT
  • COMM  4560  Community Involvement in Decision Making - CESH
  • COMM  4650  Mobile Communication in Public Life - CAT, CMS
  • COMM  4660  Public Communication of Science and Technology - CESH
  • COMM  4760  Population Health Communication - CESH, CSI
  • COMM  4800  Behavioral Science Interventions - CSI, CAT
  • COMM  4860  Risk Communication - CESH, CSI
  • COMM 4940  COMM Special Topics count ONLY if they are 3 credits (may be repeated if different topics): SPRING 2020: Mindful Intercultural Communication - CSI
  • COMM 4970  COMM Individual Study **
  • COMM 4990  COMM Independent Research**


* There may be additional Upper-Level COMM courses that are not listed. If you have a question about a particular course, definitely ask. 
** A maximum of 3 credits in either 4970 or 4990 (combined) can be counted toward the upper level major requirements.

  • Upper-Level Communication courses must be between COMM 3100 & 4990 (excluding COMM 4950-4952, 4960, and 4980). COMM 2179 and COML/ENG/MUSIC/PMA 2703 are exceptions to this numbering system.
  • Only certain COMM 4940 Special Topics course will count in this area - please ask Heather Crespin.
  • Students may also use an additional Introduction to Concentration Course in this area.
  • A maximum of 3 credits in either 4970 or 4990 (combined) can be counted toward the upper level major requirements.
  • Minor Transfer Credit Policy: Students can transfer up to 6 credits toward the 21 credits required for the minor. Only course equivalencies will count toward minor. To determine whether a course will be counted as an equivalent, please email Heather Crespin with a copy of the syllabus of the course in question.
  • All COMM courses must be taken for a letter grade, unless otherwise offered.*
    * Special Grade Policy for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020: Due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Communication majors and minors are permitted to take their required classes S/U if the instructor offers it as a grading option.