Communications Minor - COMM

The Communications Minor is a good selection for students in other majors who feel that their professional options would be increased with a demonstrated knowledge of the process of human communication, argumentation, persuasion, and public presentations. This minor is designed for students interested in a general communication background to compliment a wide variety of other majors. This minor is closed to Communication Studies majors. Students planning to complete the requirements for this minor must make the necessary arrangements through the Department of Communication and Media, B-12 IRC, 607.436.3411. (Pre-Fall 2018 courses in parentheses).

Core Course 3 s.h.

Select one of the following:

  • COMM 100 Intro to Communication -or- COMM 160 Survey of Communication Arts

Select one of the following: 3 s.h.

  • COMM 206 Freedom of Speech
  • COMM 340 Theories of Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 254 Intercultural Communication

Select one of the following: 3 s.h.

  • COMM 215 Interviewing
  • COMM 110 Public Speaking
  • COMM 227 Small Group Communication

Select one of the following: 3 s.h.

  • COMM 241 Gender Communication
  • COMM 242 Nonverbal Communication
  • COMM 243 Applied Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 244 Conflict Management
  • COMM 255 Organizational Communication

Select one of the following: 3 s.h.

  • MCOM 151 Understanding Mass Communication
  • MCOM 152 Media Writing  (MCOM 252 Writing for Radio, Television, and Film)
  • MCOM 253 Audio Production
  • MCOM 360 Intro to Video Production  (MCOM 260 Multi Camera Video Production)

Select two additional courses from:  6 s.h.

Any Department courses in Communications or Mass Communications not selected above

TOTAL 21-22 s.h.


1. College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors

  • Minor GPA of at least 2.0
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless offered Pass/Fail only
  • One-half (1/2) of the minor coursework must be completed in residence
  • No more than two courses may overlap between/among all majors/minors; any excess requires additional coursework

2. Check proper course selection, sequence and prerequisite requirements with the department of the minor