WSU Vancouver Communication

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Communications Minor

Communication is a vital force in society. New practices and techniques in communication require that instruction and research explain these phenomena and prepare students for careers in this exciting area being shaped by new communication technologies. The Communications Minor is designed to enhance student abilities in written and oral communications skills, ability to work in groups and teams, interpersonal skills, and planning and problem-solving abilities. Combined with your chosen major, the Communications Minor may give you just the edge you need to land a job in your desired field of interest.

Communications Minor Requirements

The minor in Communication requires a minimum of 18 hours, 9 of which must be at the 300-400 level and selected from the following courses: COM 101, 102, 105, 210, 300, 410, 415, 420, 440, 460, 464, 470, 471, 478, 479, 482, COMJOUR 333, 360,466, 481, COMSOC 321, 421, 476, 477, COMSTRAT 309, 380, 476. Nine hours of upper-division work must be taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. Students may apply to certify in the minor after they have certified in any major.

If you are interested in declaring a minor, please contact:
Shellynda Michalek
, 360-546-9106.

Communication Formal Minor | Communication Formal Minor checksheet (PDF) 

Contact the Department

Secretary Senior
(360) 546-9441