Department of Communication Studies
Old Minor in Communication Studies
Beginning in Fall 2020, the Department of Communication Studies has updated our curriculum to reflect developments in the field and the current makeup of our faculty. These updates include a new prefix that reflects our new department name (COMM instead of CAS), new class numbers, changes to several classes, and new versions of the major or minor.
Current students may elect to change to this “new” major, or stay with the “old” major. Under the old major, students are required to select one of four concentrations: Generalist; Organizational Communication; Strategic Relationship Maintenance; and Rhetoric, Ethics, & Social Justice.
Most current students who do not intend to graduate in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 will find it to their advantage to switch to the “new” major. All students should work closely with their advisor to ensure that they select the version of the major that works best for them and keeps them on track for graduation.
Need help determining where your CAS course fits in with the new curriculum? Click here for a helpful CAS to COMM Course Conversion Chart!
Students seeking a Communication Studies Minor are required to take a minimum of 21 semester hours, 12 of which must be upper division. A grade of "C-" or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the minor. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.
Students must take CAS 1010 Public Speaking or CAS 1710 Interpersonal Communication as their General Studies Oral Communication requirement. This course is required for all Communication Studies majors and minors but is not counted in the total hours required for the major or minor.