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Communication Studies Interdisciplinary Major & Minor

The Department of Communication Studies offers both an interdisciplinary minor and a major through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. The introductory courses in Communication Studies provide a broad introduction to the discipline and cultivate basic communication skills, while more advanced courses focus on the theory and criticism of communication in a variety of public and mediated settings.


Students may apply for a major in Communication Studies through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Interdisciplinary Minor Requirements

The interdisciplinary minor in Communication Studies requires six courses as follows:

  • COM 101 Principles of Oral Communication
  • COM 201 Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Three elective courses chosen from the courses listed in the Catalog; at least one of the three must come from within Communication Studies
  • COM 495 Communication Theory and Research (usually completed in the spring of senior year)

For more detailed information on the Communication Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, visit the College Catalog.