Admission into the Minor

Students are expected to declare their minor officially in DegreeWorks, before or during the third year of full-time enrollment. Once declared, COM minors may seek advising assistance for selecting electives appropriate for their major course of study from Tisch Student Services academic advisors for the College or from the departmental undergraduate program coordinator in communication studies.

A minor in communication studies may be earned online by students registered as distance learners.

The minor in Communication Studies requires 18 hours of coursework in the department, including COM 100 Rhetoric And Society or COM 101 Principles Human Communication and at least six hours of upper-division courses (at the 300 or 400 level). A grade of C- or higher is required in all Communication Studies (COM) courses counted toward the minor.

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Minor Courses
COM 100 or Rhetoric And Society3
COM 101 Principles Human Communication
COM electives at the 300- or 400-level6
COM electives9
Total Hours18

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA. Please see the Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) section of this catalog for an explanation of grade point average calculations.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of six hours of upper-division courses, at the 300- or 400-level, in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary Courses

This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional Minor Requirements

A grade of C- or higher is required in all Communication Studies courses counted toward the minor. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements.  Students minoring in Communication Studies may ask to meet with an adviser in Tisch Student Services or with the departmental Undergraduate Program Coordinator in Communication Studies for academic planning in the minor or to be cleared for registration purposes.