Media and Communication Minors


Please Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current Communication/Journalism program information, including requirements and course descriptions.


The MAC major requires a minor taken in another department or program. The minors listed on this page may not be taken to fulfill that requirement.

All minors require 18 credits.

General Communication Minor

  • COMM 100 - Introduction to Mass Communication
  • At least 1 speech course from the following:
    • COMM 250 - Speech Communication
    • COMM 353 - Public Speaking
    • COMM 354 - Interviewing
  • Four additional Media and Communication courses, with at least two taken at or above the 300 level

Journalism Minor

  • COMM 100 - Introduction to Mass Communication
  • COMM 301 - Journalism I: Newswriting & Reporting
  • COMM 302 - Journalism II: Advanced Newswriting & Reporting
  • Choose three electives from the following:
    • COMM 304 - Magazine Writing
    • COMM 305 - Newspaper Copy Editing & Design
    • COMM 308 - Feature and Enterprise Reporting
    • COMM 310 - Sports Reporting
    • COMM 311 - Magazine Writing for Publication
    • COMM 314 - News Practicum (may be taken twice)
    • COMM 334 - Photography for the Media
    • COMM 336 - Broadcast Journalism II

Strategic Communication Minor

    • COMM 270 - Introduction to Public Relations
    • COMM 472 - Advanced PR Programs and Management
    • Choose at least one of the following:
      • COMM 231 - Introduction to Video Production
      • COMM 263 - Digital Media.Social Media
      • COMM 281 - Introduction to Advertising
    • Choose 1-3 electives from the following:
      • COMM 250 - Speech Communication
      • COMM 253 - Business Communication*
      • COMM 346 - Media Law
      • COMM 347 - International Communication & Media
      • COMM 372 - Public Relations Case Studies
      • COMM 376 - Advanced PR/Integrated Marketing Communications
      • COMM 377 - Advanced Media Relations
      • COMM 383 - Creative Ad Writing: Print
      • COMM 384 - Creative Ad Writing: Broadcasting
      • COMM 431 - Advanced Video Production
      • MGMT 221 - Introduction to Marketing*

*For majors requiring both of these courses, only one may be counted toward the minor.

Video Production Minor

  • COMM 220 - P1 Visual Communication
  • COMM 231 - Introduction to Video Production
  • COMM 332 - Television Production
  • Choose two of the following:
    • AMST 203 - P1 Hollywood Film Genres
    • AMST 204 - P1 Film, TV, and Visual Culture
    • COMM 264 - P1 History of Television and Radio*
    • COMM 265 - Cable and Cutting-Edge TV*
    • ENGL 268 - P1 Fundamentals of Film
  • Choose one of the following:
    • COMM 261 - P1 Documentary Film
    • COMM 263 - Digital Media.Social Media
    • COMM 431 - Advanced Video Production

*You must choose one of these two courses to satisfy this area.

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