Communication Minor

Declare a Minor in Communication

Step 1: Go to the following website to complete the online information session.

Step 2: Complete the online quiz, a link is provided in the information session.

*Please note: COMM minors are not declared instantly. New minors will be declared every Friday with the exception of those occurring during priority registration. Students will need to be in good academic standing to declare the minor.

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The Communication Minor emphasizes communication skills and is an excellent complement to a variety of majors. The Communication Minor requires a minimum of 18 units which must include 9 units of upper-division course work. You must have a 2.0 GPA in the minor to graduate.  At least 3 units must be completed at the University of Arizona.                     

Communication minors complete one core course, three skills courses, and two electives. Information about core, skills and electives is posted below.


Core (3 units required for the minor)
COMM 101    Introduction to Communication
Skills (9 units required for the minor)
COMM 113     Intro to Small Group COMM
COMM 114     Intro to Interpersonal COMM
COMM 117     Intro to Intercultural COMM
COMM 119     Intro to Public Speaking
COMM 209     Intro to COMM Technologies
COMM 310     Intro to Organizational COMM
COMM 312     Applied Organizational COMM
*COMM 313     COMM and Public Relations*
COMM 314     Creative Professional Communication
COMM 319     Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 325     Argumentation
COMM 411     COMM & Conflict Management

*Priority given to COMM majors and PR minors*

Elective (6 units required for the minor)
Any of the above Skills courses, and also:
COMM 301    Survey of Mass Communication
COMM 311    COMM Technology Theory
COMM 318    Persuasion
COMM 402    COMM & Music
COMM 410    Struggle for the Presidency
COMM 420    COMM and the Legal Process

Any course with the COMM prefix (with the exception of COMM 200) can be included in the Communication Minor. The above courses are the only courses available to COMM minors in Fall and Spring semesters. There may be more offerings in Study Abroad, Winter, and Summer sessions.

Note: COMM courses are popular and fill up quickly, registration in COMM courses is not guaranteed and COMM minors may have to take summer/winter courses.
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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences