Minor in Communication Studies

Effective communication enhances personal and professional relationships. Employers identify effective communication skills as the No. 1 criterion for hiring or promotion. What is more, our multicultural society requires knowledge and appreciation of diverse communication styles. A minor in Communication Studies can provide valuable knowledge and skills in these and other areas. Click here for: Minor in Communication Studies via SFSU Bulletin.

Requirements for a Minor in Communication Studies

Students pursuing a minor in Communication Studies must take three courses (12 units), each of which is from a different area; select 8 additional units with approval of a minor advisor. 

With the consent of an advisor, up to 8 units of lower division coursework in communication may be counted toward the minor. However, any course that is used to fulfill GE Areas A and B4 requirements (formerly GE Segment I) cannot be used to fulfill minor requirements. 

All course work used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. 

To declare a Communication Studies minor, please download the Minor Declaration Form and visit an advisor. 

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