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Communication Studies

Minor in Communication Studies

The Communication Arts minor is a generalist minor for anyone wishing an acquaintance with liberal arts from a communication perspective. Communication Studies course work assists students in enhancing such competencies as critical inquiry, problem solving, media and message design, oral performance, relational interaction, and cultural communication. 

A minor in Communication Studies (COMM) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • 9 credits must be completed at IUPUI,6 credits must be from the 300-level or higher,
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html
  • Communication Studies majors cannoy complete this minor.

Minor Requirements:

  • COMM-C 180: Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.) OR
  • COMM-M 150: Mass Media and Contemporary Society (3 cr.)

12 additional hours, which should be elected in consultation with, or approved by, a departmental academic advisor. Note the credit hours must be from at least two areas within the department curriculum (areas prefixed C, M, R, and T).

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.