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Communication Studies Minor

College of Communication and Information Sciences
203 Phifer Hall
(205) 348-5997
cis.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to declare a minor formally. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Minor courses. The minor in communication studies requires the successful completion of the following 21 semester hours:

Courses Hours
COM 100 or COM 101 3
COM electives 300 or 400 level 6
COM electives 12
Total 21

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional minor requirements. A grade of “C-” or higher is required in all communication studies courses counted toward the minor. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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