Communication Studies (CMST), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum grade and/or GPA: 2.0 GPA and no grade below "C."
At least one 3000- or 4000-level course must be selected from at least two or three categories (minimum of two 3000- or 4000-level courses overall).
Total Hours: 18 Hours

Course Requirements
English
Select six hours from the following:6
Writing as a Profession (H)
Professional Writing Theory
Technical Writing
Studies in Professional Writing (Prerequisites: six credit hours of English)
Style and Editing
Visual Rhetoric and Design
Scientific & Tech Lit
Writing for the Public
Mass and Strategic Communications
Select six hours from the following:6
Media in a Diverse Society (DS)
Electronic Communication (Prequisite: ENGL 1213 or ENGL 1223 or ENGL 1413 with a grade of "C" or better. Departmental majors only - waived for students enrolled in Minor/Certificate program with a 2.75 GPA and pending available space.)
Introduction to Strategic Communications (Prequisite: Departmental majors only. Prequisite waived for students enrolled in Minor/Certificate program.)
Sports and the Media (Prequisite: Departmental majors only. Prequisite waived for students enrolled in Minor/Certificate program.)
SC 3043
History of Mass Communication (H)
Social Media (Prerequisite: MC 2003 and MC 2023 and SC 2183 with a grade of "C" or better in each; and pass proficiency review. Prequisite waived for students enrolled in Minor/Certificate program.)
Speech Communication
Select six hours from the following:6
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Small Group Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Elements of Persuasion (S)
Advanced Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication (I)
Nonverbal Communication (S)
Total Hours18

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

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