The minor in Communication affords non-majors the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills necessary to interact with diverse others in a wide variety of contexts. In this minor students will survey the field of communication studies and learn the basic skills to interact one-on-one and in small and large groups. The minor allows a student to choose courses that complement their major in topic, setting or soci-cultural context.

A minor in communication will give students in any major the additional skills they need to interact with others in their chosen profession. By choosing this minor students will gain both a broad perspective about communication studies as well as specific skills to interact one-on-one and in small and large groups that are fundamental in all their endeavors. This minor will help students to complement their major by electing to learn more how meaning is jointly constructed through a variety of channels.

Lower Division Courses (9 Units)

  • COMM 101 Public Speaking (3)
  • COMM 200 Introduction to Communication Studies (3)


  • Comm 210 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • Comm 211 Discerning Information In An Interconnected World (3)
  • Comm 220 Group Communication (3)

Upper Division Courses (9 Units)

Select three courses from any upper division Comm Course.