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The Department of Communication Studies offers an 18 credit (six course) Minor in Communication Studies. Many students pursuing B.A. and B.S. degrees offered by other departments choose to minor in Communication Studies.
Lower division core
To complete the Minor in Communication Studies, students first must successfully complete the three prerequisite courses in our lower division core: COM 219 (Communication Theory) COM 224 (Communication Research) and SPK 208 (Public Speaking). Students must earn a grade of C or better in each of these courses.
Upper division electives
Three elective courses may then be selected from any 300- or 400-level courses offered in communication studies. Again, a grade of C or better must be earned in each of these courses, and a 2.5 average must be achieved in the minor before clearance for graduation with a minor will be granted.
A student must have a 2.0 cumulative average or better to gain admission to the minor in communication studies as well as meeting program admission requirements (see above). Students are also required to earn a grade of C or better in WRT 120 and WRT 200.
Current West Chester University students interested in becoming Communication Studies majors or minors should note that admission to the major or minor is competitive due to program enrollment limitations.
Program coordinator: Denise Polk, Main Hall 512, firstname.lastname@example.org 610-436-2500
Our faculty are accomplished experts in various communication specialties. In addition to teaching and research, many are actively involved in communication industries. Meet our faculty.
To declare a COM minor, visit MyWCU and submit an Academic Plan Change Request, following the directions listed here .