College of Communication Minors

The College of Communication (COM) offers three minors: Communication, Film & Television, and Journalism. Please note that the Advertising minor previously available to students in SMG no longer exists, though students who have already declared the Advertising minor may complete that minor or declare one of the new minors.

Prerequisite for all three minors: Students must complete COM CO 101 or 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 101 or 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 101 or 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 101 or COM CO 201) in total are required.

Two required courses:

  • FT 310 Storytelling for Film & Television
  • FT 303 History of 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 101 or 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.