Communication Studies Minor

Strong communication skills coupled with a solid foundation in the principles of modern communication will benefit any academic and professional pursuits.

In this minor you will explore the role of communication in shaping our culture and identity, and you will analyze how words, images, symbols and technology are used to craft messages. Coursework will help sharpen your critical thinking, reading and writing skills. The communication studies minor requires completion of the 9 units of lower-level core and 15 additional units of any courses in the major. All minor requirements must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. The department will accept up to 9 units of compatible transfer courses toward the minor. View degree requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

Combined Minor with Mass Communication Major

Students who wish to minor in communication studies and major in mass communication may apply up to 6 units simultaneously toward fulfillment of both major and minor. No more than 3 units of independent study and/or internships can be applied toward the communication studies minor.