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  • Communication Studies Minor

    Hours: 18 credits, completed with minimum grades of C and no S-U

    Effective communication skills at the personal and professional levels are essential prerequisites for success in today's world. The minor in communication studies provides an interdisciplinary forum for the study of communication and the opportunity for students to add indispensable tools to their educational program.

    The minor requires a 2.5 minimum GPA for admission. Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

    No more than three credits of SPC 4905 Independent Study, SPC 2594 Intercollegiate Forensics (prerequisite required) or RTV 3405 Television and American Society may substitute for a 3000-level course.

    Students can consult the Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication or they can contact the undergraduate coordinator, 402 Rolfs Hall, 352-392-5421.

    Required Courses

    Choose two:
    COM 1000 Introduction to Communication Studies
    SPC 2300 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking
    3 + 3
    Any SPC or COM course within the Dial Center * 3
    SPC or COM courses within the Dial Center at the 3000/4000 level * 9

    * SPC 3605 and SPC 4680 are not accepted for the communication studies minor.

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