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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Minor


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Course Requirements


Communication Core (18 credits)


Total Credits Required for Minor: 18


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements


  • Students should be in good standing (i.e., have an overall UB GPA of 2.000), and have earned a C or better in COM 101 . An application includes a conference with the Undergraduate Advisor about the program’s requirements and how the student may meet them.
  • An overall 2.500 GPA is required in the minor.
  • Students can add the minor at any point in their career, but it must be declared before or at the start of their senior year.
  • No more than two pass-fail courses can be counted toward the minor
  • Students may apply no more than two transfer courses (3 credit hours each) to the minor

Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have the knowledge to:

  • Develop an understanding of major domains and theories that define the field of communication, including the ability to define and apply theories relevant to their concentrations
  • Develop an understanding of communication research methods, including: 
    • The ability to describe fundamental procedures relative to various approaches to research
    • An understanding of critiques of each approach
    • The ability to make a research argument including problem statement, hypotheses, evidence for testing hypotheses, and support of hypotheses based on evidence and reasoning
  • Develop an understanding of technologies associated with communication, including:
    • Knowledge of historical development in terms of society and culture
    • Knowledge of use and implications of technologies for research and professional use
    • Awareness of the theoretical and practical implications of new technologies for the students’ concentration

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