Communication Minor

Phone: 715-346-3409
Email: comm@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/comm

The Communication minor enriches many majors. If you are interested in declaring a Communication minor, you must meet with a Division representative. Contact the Division of Communication office to make an appointment.

If you are interested in declaring a communication minor, you must meet with a division representative. Go to the Communication office (CAC 225) or call 715-346-3409 to make an appointment.

Consists of a minimum of  18 credits:

  1. Required:
        a. Comm 200
        b. Any one of Comm 160, 190, 230, 240, 280.
  2. Electives: 12 credits of communication courses; at least 9 must be 300 level or above.
  3. Comm 101 may not be used to complete the minor.

Academic Standards

  1. In order to graduate with a major or minor in communication, you must achieve a 2.50 GPA in all communication classes taken, regardless of a declaration of academic bankruptcy.
  2. Any major/minor falling below a 2.50 GPA in communication courses will be placed on probation in the Division of Communication. If you fail to regain a 2.50 GPA after the next semester you enroll in a communication course, you will be dismissed from the major/minor.
  3. Courses with a grade below C- DO NOT fulfill major or minor requirements, but are included in the calculation of the major or minor GPA. See the More Academic Information section of this catalog for the policy on repeating courses.
  4. Transfer credit policy: Certain courses taken at other universities may substitute for courses in the major. Credits from these courses will be counted when calculating your GPA in communication.

Student support services

The Communication Arts Center is located in the heart of campus, just behind Old Main Hall and next to the Dreyfus University Center. The historic 50,000-square-foot building boasts some of the newest communication technology available and state-of-the art classroom facilities, while still maintaining its charm and beautiful architecture.

Students appreciate our faculty’s open-door policies and their willingness to help with recommendations, advice about jobs, graduate schools and dilemmas encountered by students. The department affiliates closely with UW-Stevens Point’s Career Services office, linking education to the world of work for students and alumni.