Want to Minor in Communication?
Students may declare the COMM minor at any time. However, there is no guarantee of getting into all required classes and completing the minor. Seats in COMM classes are prioritized for Communication majors first. Seats will be made open to Communication minors after majors have been given the opportunity to register.
To declare the minor:
1) Go to https://declare.clas.uconn.edu/
2) Select “add a minor”
3) Select “communication’ from the drop down menu
4) Fill out the remainder of the form and submit
Then during your final semester:
1) Complete the minor plan of study in StudentAdmin. If you haven’t declared your minor at least four weeks prior to applying to graduate, please fill out the COMM Minor Plan of Study (see below) with the courses you completed/are taking and grades. Put “IP” for those in progress. You will have to then visit a COMM advisor during walk-in hours to have it signed.
Listed below are the requirements for students wishing to complete a minor in Communication:
University Requirements as listed in the University Catalog:
1. Students must be seeking a baccalaureate degree from the University of Connecticut.
2. The student must earn a C or better in EACH course in the Minor.
Communication Minor Program Requirements:
You must earn at least 15 credits in 2000–level COMM courses and must include the following (choose ONE based on your Catalog Year):
FOR STUDENTS FOLLOWING CATALOG YEARS PRIOR TO 2021-22 (Check your Academic Requirements or Advisement Report for your year) –
1. COMM 2000Q (formerly 3000Q) or equivalent research methods course. If an equivalent research methods course is used, 15 credits in 2000-level or above COMM courses are still required.
2. AT LEAST two from the following core courses: COMM 2500 (formerly 3100), 2200 (formerly 3200), and 2300 (formerly 3300). Students are welcome to take all three core courses.
3. Only one (three credits) can be an Applied course from the following list: COMM 3520 (formerly 4820), 3530 (formerly 4820), 4710 (formerly 4940), 4981(formerly 4991), 4982 (formerly 4992). Students are not required to have any applied courses and are free to take any of the Communication Theory courses to fulfill the minor requirement.
4. The Communication Advisor’s permission is needed for COMM 4995, 4998. These courses are not required.
FOR STUDENTS FOLLOWING CATALOG YEARS 2021-22 AND NEWER (Check your Academic Requirements or Advisement Report for your year) –
- COMM 2000Q or COMM 2010Q, or equivalent research methods course. Most students complete this requirement by taking COMM 2000Q. If an equivalent research methods course is used, 15 credits in 2000-level or above COMM courses are required. Students using an equivalent research methods course must still meet the pre-requisite requirement of COMM 2000Q to enroll in the following advanced courses: COMM 4200/W, 4300/W, 4501, 4510, 4982, and 4996
- At least two from the following Core courses: COMM 2100, 2200, 2300, 2500, and 2600. Students are encouraged to take three or more core courses.
A final copy of this Plan of Study must be filed with the Registrar during the first four weeks of the semester in which you plan to graduate. Please note: if you have declared the minor at least 4 weeks prior to applying to graduate, you will be able to complete the minor Plan of Study online, through StudentAdmin. If you have never formally declared the minor but have met the requirements and are graduating, you must complete a paper copy of the minor Plan of Study and have it signed by an COMM advisor in Arjona 245. (Please come to the COMM Advising office during walk-in hours posted on the COMM advising page.
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the COMM Advising Office, located in Arjona 245. (NOTE: Until further notice, please EMAIL the advising office with your questions.)