Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Minor in Communication Studies (18)

No more than 6 hours of transfer credit will be accepted for credit toward the minor in communication studies at NIU.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

Requirements for Minor

Students may pursue a minor in the field of communication studies by successfully completing 18 semester hours from the department’s communication studies course offerings numbered 200 or above; these hours may include a maximum of 6 hours of 200-level courses.

The GPA in the Communication Studies minor is calculated by using all and only those Communication Studies courses at NIU numbered 200 or higher, specifically excluding COMS 100. 

Because of the wide range of fields that are appropriate as areas of study, including advocacy and public communication, media studies, and organizational/ corporate communication, students are encouraged to secure information about these areas from the department.

Twelve or more semester hours in this option for the minor in communication studies must be taken at NIU.