Communication  (Minor)

Acquire the tools to understand, analyze and respond to communication problems and opportunities in relationships, workplaces and groups. Explore the complex role of human communication in everyday life and learn how to communicate effectively whether with one person or large and diverse groups.

Program Description

The minor program in communication focuses on teaching students how communication processes create, maintain and transform identities, relationships, workplaces and communities.

Minor Map

Major/Certificate Map archive

At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BA and BS in communication

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor in communication consists of 18 credit hours:

COM 100 Introduction to Human Communication, SB (3)
COM 225 Public Speaking, L (3) or COM 259 Communication in Business and the Professions (3)

Two of the following courses:
COM 310 Relational Communication (3)
COM 312 Communication, Conflict and Negotiation (3)
COM 316 Gender and Communication, SB, C (3)
COM 323 Communication Approaches to Popular Culture, C (3)

Two upper-division related courses in Global Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, African and African American Studies, Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies or American Indian Studies (SGS, APA, AFR, TCL or AIS) (6)

Nine of the 18 credit hours must be ASU resident credit courses, including six upper-division credit hours offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. No pass/fail, "Y" credit or credit/no-credit courses are allowed. Communication courses required for a student's major may not also count for the minor. All prerequisites and GPA requirements must be met. The "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) minimum grade requirement must be met for each class.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

Program Contact Information

If you have questions related to admission, please click here to request information and an admission specialist will reach out to you directly.