Minor in Communication Studies (18 Credit Hours)

Students may pursue a minor in the field of communication studies by successfully completing 18 semester hours from the department’s communication studies course offerings numbered 200 or above. These hours may include a maximum of 6 hours of 200-level courses.

Because of the wide range of fields that are appropriate as areas of study, including film studies, public communication, media studies, media production and communication studies, students are encouraged to secure information about these areas from the department.

Twelve or more semester hours toward the minor in communication studies must be taken at NIU.  For a complete list of courses, please see the catalog.

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