College of Communication Minors

The College of Communication (COM) offers three minors: Communication, Film & Television, and Journalism.

Prerequisite for all three minors: Students must complete COM CO 201 with the appropriate grade (C or better) BEFORE declaring a minor.

Students must obtain a signature from the Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations Department on the COM Minor Form after they complete the prerequisite course.

Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken toward the COM minor.

Students must be aware of any prerequisites when registering for classes.

Minor in Communication

Communication encompasses three focus areas:

  • Advertising
  • Communication studies
  • Public relations

Six courses (not including COM CO 201) in total are required.

Two required courses:

  • CM 331 Writing for Communication
  • CM 321 Mass Communication Research or CM 380 Theory & Process of Communication

Plus four 4-credit, 300-level or higher courses in COM CM.

Minor in Film & Television

Prerequisite: Students must complete COM CO 201 with the appropriate grade (C or better) BEFORE declaring a minor.

Students must obtain the signature of the Film & Television Department on the COM Minor Form after they complete the prerequisite course.

Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken toward the COM minor.

Film & Television encompasses four focus areas:

  • Management
  • Production
  • Studies
  • Writing

Six courses (not including COM CO 201) in total are required.

Two required courses:

  • FT 310 Storytelling for Film & Television
  • FT 303 Understanding Television or FT 360 Understanding Film

Plus four 4-credit, 300-level or higher courses in COM FT.

Please note: Production and lottery courses may not be available to minors.

Minor in Journalism

Journalism encompasses five focus areas:

  • Broadcast
  • Magazine
  • News–editorial
  • Online
  • Photo

Six courses (not including COM CO 201) in total are required.

Two required courses:

  • JO 307 Newswriting and Reporting I
  • JO 357 History and Principles of Journalism or JO 525 Media Law and Ethics

Plus four 4-credit, 300-level or higher courses in COM JO.

Please note: Production and lottery courses may not be available to minors.