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Communication Minor - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: , CIP: 09.0101 Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric)

Department of Communication

359 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1060

Melanie Green

Lance Rintamaki
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Azita Safaie
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Academic Opportunities

Since 2005, UB's Department of Communication has offered a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Communication program in Singapore, in partnership with the Singapore Institute of Management/SIM University.

The communication degree program offered in Singapore is comparable in all respects to the one offered in Buffalo and has the same admission and degree requirements. Communication faculty from UB, other U.S. universities, and SIM teach in the Singapore program.

UB Communication students in the United States are welcome to study abroad in Singapore at the Singapore Institute of Management/SIM University. Please see your advisor for details about how you can complete requirements for the minor in Singapore.

Experiential Learning

Internships - The department's internship program works with businesses and firms across the state, the country, and internationally. The program offers two courses: one of which is designed for minors or intended majors which requires students have to have completed COM 101 – Principles of Communication with a minimum GPA of a 2.000, and 30 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.000 or better, and have approval from the director of internships.

The second internship course is restricted to accepted majors with a minimum Communication GPA of a 2.500, at least 60 credit hours completed with an overall GPA of 2.000 or better, and approval from the director of internships.

Independent Study - Students are encouraged to arrange for independent study in aspects of communication research under the guidance of a faculty member to further supplement their studies and resume. Frequently, students arrange work with faculty members on research projects, thereby enhancing their research and statistical skills. Interested students in the minor must have a minimum 2.000 UB GPA and 2.000 COM GPA. Students must obtain permission from their advisor as well as the professor with whom they wish to work.

Capstone - The department also offers a capstone course that serves as the culminating and integrative experience for the degree program. The projects blend theory, research, and experiential learning.

Published: Nov 16, 2022 15:55:27