Communication, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 21

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N210

The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.

No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Department of Communication.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 21 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Communication, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

COMM 1113Principles of Communication 13
COMM 2713Communication Theory 23
Choose 15 additional hours of COMM courses acceptable for major credit, including at least nine 9 at the upper-division level: 3, 415
Total Credit Hours21

This course must be taken before the other courses for the minor.


A grade of C or better must be earned, with a maximum of two (2) attempts allowed for this course.


If COMM 3023 and COMM 4713 are taken, a grade of C or better must be earned in each course; a maximum of two (2) attempts is allowed for these courses.


No more than six (6) credit hours of COMM 3810 and no more than three (3) credit hours of COMM 4990 may count toward the total required for the minor.

  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.