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A Minor You Build Your Way

Choose the classes that interest you most with our highly flexible Communications Media minor.

Tailor your training in a variety of media production areas:

  • Media marketing
  • Media production
  • Media studies
  • News media

and combine the courses that work best for you and your major.

Introduction to Communications Media and Culture is the only required course. You can select the remaining 15 credits from any communications media course offered.

In this minor, you'll learn how to communicate your ideas, your goals, and your story. You'll learn about media marketing and how to produce and evaluate media related to your major. You'll also learn about hands-on media production techniques and media writing. You'll study communication theory and the field's theoretical foundations to better understand why communication is effective, not just how communication is effective.

Classes for this minor can also be used to obtain the Certificate in Audio Production, the Certificate in Photography & Digital Imaging, or the Certificate in Popular Music Studies.

Imagine Your Future

The flexibility in this program allows you to shape the minor to enhance your major and gain the skills that will give you an edge in the job market.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, as reported in Inc.com, 73.4 percent of employers want candidates with strong written communication skills and identify it as the third most important quality in a potential employee.

Media and communication occupations

Median salary


Educational requirement

Bachelor's degree

Classes and Requirements

Because communications media includes so many specialties and emphasizes a variety of areas, including production, writing, marketing, entertainment, and news, the minor is intentionally designed for maximum flexibility. Introduction to Communications Media and Culture is the only required course. Your advisor can help you choose the remaining communications classes to fit your plans and interests.

Full Academic Catalog Listing

The course catalog is the official reference for all our degree and course offerings. Check it out for a full listing of the classes available and requirements for this degree.

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The Communications Media Department has access to state-of-the-art cameras, audio recording equipment, editing hardware and software, and a digital radio station, cable TV station, and television studio.