The minor requires 18 hours.

Minors are encouraged to begin their study of communication with these courses:

Required Courses
COM 102Debate and Advocacy3
or COM 110 Public Speaking
COM 220Empirical Research in Communication3
or COM 225 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
12 elective credit hours at least six of which at the 300-level

An overall minimum GPA of 2.0 in all communication courses attempted is required for graduation.

Study Abroad and Transfer Credit

Up to half of a student's total hours toward their communication degree can come from study abroad or transfer credits. Courses that do not significantly match COM courses in the academic bulletin may earn elective credit in COM (COM 500) or general University elective credit not applied to COM (COM 520). These courses do not satisfy the 300-level requirement. Transfer and study abroad courses must be approved by the Department prior to enrollment in those courses.

Internship and Practicum

Internship and Practicum is open only to majors and minors who satisfy departmental requirements. For three hours of internship credit, students need a minimum of 120 on-site contact hours; applications for internship hours need to be approved by a faculty supervisor and the internship director, or the director of undergraduate studies. Only three internship credit hours can count towards a major or minor. Students may enroll in up to three hours of practicum in any semester (see course listings for practicum options). Practicum hours need to be approved by supervising faculty. In total, students can earn a maximum of six hours of practicum credit; however only three hours of these may be counted toward a major or minor in communication. All internship and practicum credits are graded pass/fail.