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Communication Minor - Program Requirements

(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

Completing the Communication Minor Program

Academic Requirements

Students should be in good standing (i.e., have an overall UB GPA of 2.000), and have earned a C or better in COM 101. An application includes a conference with the Undergraduate Advisor about the program's requirements and how the student may meet them.

General Guidelines:

Transfer Credit

Students may apply no more than two transfer courses (3 credit hours each) to the minor


No more than two pass-fail courses can be counted toward the minor

Department Requirements for Completion of the Minor

  • Two courses (6 credits) of Communication consisting of COM 101 and one other COM course at the 200 level, with a minimum GPA of 2.000 in both courses.
  • Four additional COM courses (3 credits each) at the 300 or 400 level.
  • 18 total credit hours. Specific courses should be chosen in consultation with the COM dept. advisor.
  • An overall 2.500 GPA in the minor.
  • Students can add the minor at any point in their career, but it must be declared before or at the start of their senior year.

Required Courses

COM 101 Principles of Communication
One additional course (3 credits) at the 200 level, with a grade of C or better.
Any COM 200-499 course, except COM 495 (Undergraduate Teaching Assistant).

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Communication Minor
Total Credits Required for Minor 18

Minors and certificates must be completed in conjunction with a major and all university degree requirements must be met.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or minor requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Nov 16, 2022 15:55:27