Communication Minor Requirements

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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 21 credit hours.

Students must complete:
COMM 1101: Cases in 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: Narrative for Digital Media
COMM 3020: Science Writing for the Media
COMM 3030: Organizational Writing (no longer offered)
COMM 3040: Writing and Editing for the Media (no longer offered)
COMM 3060: Creating a Personal Brand
COMM 3070: Communicating for Impact: Developing Strategic Messages

One Focus Area Introductory 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 courses of upper level Communication from the following: 
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 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
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 3720 Intercultural Communication - CSI
COMM 3760 Planning Communication Campaigns - CSI, CMS, CESH
​COMM 4250 Sports and the Media - CMS
COMM 4280 Communication Law - CMS, CSI
COMM 4300 Ethics in New Media, Technology and Communication - CESH, CAT, CMS, CSI
COMM 4360 Social Networks in the Emerge of Social Capitals - CAT, CMS
COMM 4400 Advanced Human-Computer Interaction Design - CAT
COMM 4260 Gender & the Media - CMS
COMM 4410 Communicating Self in Social Media - CAT
COMM 4450 Seminar in 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 4860 Risk Communication - CESH, CSI
COMM 4970 Individual Study in Communication
COMM 4990 Independent Research
* There may be additional COMM Upper Level courses that are not listed. If you have a question about a particular course, definitely ask. 

  • Upper-Level Communication courses must be between COMM 3100 & 4940 (excluding 4980).
  • Only certain COMM 4940 Special Topics course will count in this area - please ask your faculty advisor.
  • Students may also use an additional Focus Area Intro Course or COMM 2840 in this area.
  • 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.

Students must earn at least a C- grade in all courses that are used towards the Communication minor.