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Minor in Communication Studies

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Requirements for the Minor

Students selecting the communication studies minor must complete 6 COMS courses (18 hours).

Prerequisite Knowledge. Minors must complete a public speaking requirement. These hours do not contribute to the minimum number of hours required for the minor.

  • Speaker-Audience Communication. Satisfied by COMS 130 or COMS 131 or exemption.

Communication Studies Course Requirements.  Satisfied by 6 COMS courses (18 hours), 12 hours at the 300+ level.

Minor Hours & GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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