Academic Catalog and Handbooks

2023-2024 Edition

Communication Minor

20 credits required

COMM 102Public Speaking and the Public Sphere4
COMM 103Media and Society4
or COMM 105 Introduction to Human Communication
One of the following:4
Debate & Democracy
Argumentation and Advocacy
Digital Video Communication
Introduction to Media Writing
Media & Youth
Communication and Conflict
Group Communication
Public Relations
COMM 283APublic Relations Branding2
COMM 283BAdvertising Branding2
One of the following:4
Voices Unheard: Gender, Race, and Power in America
Interpersonal Communication
Listening for Justice
Rhetoric of Social Change
Rhetoric and Religion
Rhetorical Dimensions of Sport
Apology and Crisis Communication
Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Campaign Design
Strategic Social Media Marketing and Communication
Communication in an AI Era
Health Communication
Intercultural Health Communication
Fat Studies
Rhetoric of Advertising
COMM 384@
One of the following:4
Political Communication
Gender, Voice, and Power
Environmental Rhetoric
Freedom of Speech
COMM 387@
Black Civil Rights Rhetoric
Political Campaign Communication
News and Democracy
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Communication
Gender and Communication.
COMM 387@
Total Hours24

Please note:

  • COMM 392 Communication Practicum does not count toward the major or minor.
  • COMM 397 Internship does not count toward the major or minor.
  • Study Abroad courses do not count toward the Communication minor.
  • During some semesters, selected courses may be restricted to majors only. Students should contact the instructor to determine if seats are available for minors.

Additional Requirements: 

General Education Requirements: 

All undergraduate students must complete the requirements of the Integrations Curriculum (IC) which is designed to ensure all of our students receive a liberal arts education. Please review details of the Integrations Curriculum requirements here

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the Integrations Curriculum, all undergraduate students must meet the following minimum degree requirements to earn their degree from CSB and SJU. 

      Credits:  124 total credits, 40 of which must be from upper division coursework
           GPA:   2.0 or higher* 
Residency:   At least 24 of your last 32 credits must be completed at CSB/SJU

Please visit Graduation under the Academic Policies and Regulations portion of the catalog for additional details regarding degree requirements.

* Cumulative GPA as well as major(s)/minor(s) GPA. Please note some majors/minors may require a higher GPA to earn their degree.