Minor & Certificate in Communications Requirements

Completion of a Minor, Special Minor, or Augmented Major

Up to three units of internship courses (COMM 4860, 4870) or up to six units of activities courses (COMM 4160) may be counted toward the minor.

Requirements for the Minor in Communications

The minimum requirements for a minor in Communications are four courses totaling 12-semester units at the 2000-level or above (at least three of which must be upper division). Up to six units in activities courses (COMM 2160/4160) may be counted toward the minor.

Certificates in Communications

Option I -

A student majoring in Communications who completes at least six courses from the department’s offerings in one of the following areas: Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Media, or Communication Studies is eligible to receive a certificate recognizing that achievement. At most four of
the six courses can be applied towards requirements for the major.

Option II -

A student not majoring in Communications who completes at least six courses (18 units) from the department’s offerings in one of the following areas: Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Media, or Communication Studies, is eligible to receive a certificate recognizing that achievement.

Option III -

A student not majoring in Communications, in consultation with an advisor and the chair of the department, may design a general certificate program, including COMM 3000 and at least five other courses (25 units) reflecting the general scope of the communications discipline.

Teaching Credential -

Liberal Studies Communications is a concentration option for Liberal Studies majors.