Colleges of Media Sciences

Minor in Communication and Media Sciences

This minor is available only to students majoring in other colleges.

Students must have a CGPA of 3.0 to enroll in a minor.

Students are not allowed to apply for a minor, or to change a declared minor, after earning 90 credit hours.

The minor is designed to provide tools to students who will work outside the communication field but will need an understanding of basic communication principles and skills.

To be admitted to the minor in Communication and Media Sciences, students must have a cumulative minimum GPA of at least 3.0 and must have completed at least one semester in a major program.

Students must complete both major and minor requirements within the maximum number of semesters without having to enroll in an overload course schedule. Students from other colleges who wish to minor in Communication and Media Sciences need either to fulfill the same Prerequisites as CCMS majors or receive permission from the Dean/Associate Dean. The minor is very flexible. The student’s major advisor can help select courses to complement the major based on career goals. Advisors from CCMS can also help students choose courses. This Minor requires the successful completion of 18 credit hours of courses. Each course noted below is worth 3 credit hours.

The required 200-level course is: COM 200 Communication, Media and Society


The 200-level courses of which the students pick two:

COM 209 Foundations in Media Writing

COM 210 Introduction to Media Storytelling

COM 212 Digital Storytelling

COM 230 Professional and Public Speaking

COM 240 Media Law and Ethics

TCC 237 Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication


The 300/400-level courses of which the students pick three:

ISC 383 Introduction to Social Media

MPS 331 Media and Cultural Criticism

MPS 358 Media Entrepreneurship & Innovation

MPS 361 Media History

MPS 321 Video Production

MPS 481 Zajel Student Media Production

TCC 371 Tourism Principles

TCC 375 Planning and Promotion for Events and Festivals

Students will be held to the same standards as majors in the College. The College’s minor must not replicate a major with specific specializations.