The Department of Communication Studies offers an 18 credit (six course) Minor in Communication Studies. Many students pursuing B.A. and B.S. degrees offered by other departments choose to minor in Communication Studies.
Important Program Limitation Notice: Current West Chester University students interested in becoming Communication Studies majors or minors should note that admission to the major or minor is competitive due to program enrollment limitations. Applicants who have completed the three-course prerequisite core (COM 219, 224, and SPK 208) will be ranked by grade point average in the core. Selection for admission will be based on these rankings at the conclusion of each semester, after grades are posted. Students who do not gain admission may reapply, but they must compete with the group of applicants in that semester.
Program Requirements: To complete the Minor in Communication Studies, students first must successfully complete the three prerequisite courses in our lower division core: COM 219 (Communication Theory) COM 224 (Communication Research) and SPK 208 (Public Speaking). Students must earn a grade of C or better in each of these courses. Three elective courses may then be selected from any 300- or 400-level courses offered in communication studies. Again, a grade of C or better must be earned in each of these courses, and a 2.5 average must be achieved in the minor before clearance for graduation with a minor will be granted. A student must have a 2.0 cumulative average or better to gain admission to the minor in communication studies as well as meeting program admission requirements (see above). Students are also required to earn a grade of C or better in WRT 120 and WRT 200.