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The online minor in communication focuses on teaching students how communication processes create, maintain and transform identities, relationships, workplaces, and communities. Our courses prepare you for success in a variety of career fields or graduate study.
Students may apply a minor certificate to their major degree of study. Find a degree that’s right for you here.
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The online minor in communication at ASU is offered by the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. This program provides a liberal arts grounding and a social science focus. Courses will allow students to engage with many questions, such as:
Through rigorous coursework and rewarding applied experiences, graduates gain effective communication skills that are highly sought by employers.
Plus two of the following courses:
Plus two upper-division related courses in:
Nine of the 18 credit hours must be ASU resident credit courses, including six upper-division credit hours offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The "C" (2.00) minimum grade requirement must be met for each class. Communication courses required for a major may not also count for the minor. No pass/fail, "Y" credit or credit/no-credit courses are allowed. Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor, depending upon the undergraduate program of study.
A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.
Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.