The minor in communication studies requires 21 credit hours including CMST 220 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits) , CMST 303 Organizational Communication (3 credits) , CMST 355 Culture and Communication (3 credits) , CMST 403 Communication Theories (3 credits) , and three other CMST courses. Students must take CMST 101 Public Speaking - OC (3 credits) or CMST 110 Introduction to Communication Studies - OC (3 credits) to fulfill their oral communication general education requirement, but these courses cannot be used as one of the three CMST courses for the minor. Students may not double count any Communication Department courses toward the Communication Studies minor and other majors and minors in the Communication Department unless the course is required as the only option in the Communication Studies minor and other majors and minors in the Communication Department.
CMST minors must earn a letter grade of C- or better as well as a 2.0 GPA in their minor courses.
Students must take three CMST courses (total of 9 hours) not listed above and not including CMST 101 or CMST 110 .