The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill in today’s society. The Communication minor equips students with this essential skill that employers most desire. Students learn how to communicate effectively to form relationships and influence others, and how to use mass communication and communication technologies to craft messages that improve our work and civic life. Students also learn how advertising can be used strategically to create the most positive impact.
There is one prerequisite course and 4 required minor courses. All are available online, 100% at a distance, each and every semester including Summer term. None of the courses have prerequisite requirements and all could be taken concurrently if desired.
Students do not need to meet with a School of Communication advisor to declare the minor. Interested students just need to plan to complete the required courses and their major advisor can declare the minor. Any deviations or proposed course substitutions to the minor requirements must be approved by petition to the Chair of the Undergraduate Program Committee in the School of Communication. Substitution requests can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also five more-specific Communication minors, including the Health, Environment, Risk, & Science Communication Minor, which may be of interest to CBC students.