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FAQ: Minors

  •   Is there a Communication minor?

    ​In a word, no; however, students interested in taking a few Communication courses can enroll in COMM245 (for non-majors,) COMM256, COMM330, COMM341, COMM345, COMM370, and many other (although not all) 200-level and 300-level Communication courses.

  •   Should I take a second major or minor?

    Some students believe that it is necessary for them to have a double major or a minor. This is not true; but it is often a good idea. Sometimes students have career plans that call for a double major or the additional of a minor.

    For example, students interested in journalism often take a Journalism minor or a double major in Communication and English

    or…

    Students interested in interpersonal relations might double major in Communication and Psychology

    or…

    Students interested in political communication might take a Political Communication minor or double major in Communication and Political Science.

    Students often have intrinsic interests in other areas and take second majors or minors for that reason. For relevant examples, Foreign Languages and Literature is a popular second major for students interested in other cultures.  Music, Art (particularly Visual Communications), and Theatre are also popular minors.

    Some students wish to pursue a second major in a department in another college. Students who complete majors in two different colleges will earn a DOUBLE DEGREE, which is different than a double major.  Although this is often a good idea, some colleges have requirements that differ somewhat from the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.   Students may need to take additional courses to satisfy both Colleges’ requirements. For example, a double degree in Communication (part of the College of Arts & Sciences) and Business (part of the College of Business and Economics) could take more than four years to complete.  Students should seek advisement in both majors if they decide to complete a double degree.

  •   PUBLIC RELATIONS COURSES - I am interested in studying Public Relations; how should I go about it?

    ​The department has a set of elective courses relevant to Public Relations that students can choose to take in addition to their chosen concentration. The Public Relations elective sequence consists of four courses; COMM309, COMM311, COMM409, and COMM413. COMM309 is open to all students without prerequisites, and COMM309 serves as a prerequisite for COMM311, COMM409 and COMM413. Students interested in a career in public relations should, if feasible, take all four of these courses and during their junior or senior year complete an internship.  Finally, students with a serious interest in Public Relations should join the University of Delaware chapter of PRSSA, the Public Relations Student Society of America, and become active in PRSSA activities.

  •   JOURNALISM - I am interested in studying Journalism; how should I go about it?

    There is a Journalism minor overseen by UD's Department of English.  Interested students should visit the Department of English's website.  Several Communication courses are included in the minor.  In particular, the Communication Department offers courses (COMM326, COMM329, COMM427) that are specifically relevant to broadcast journalism.

  •   ADVERTISING - I am interested in studying Advertising; how should I go about it?

    ​The Department of Communication offers courses required for the Advertising minor; however, student interested in the minor should visit the Lerner College of Business website for more information.  Interested students must apply for acceptance into the minor through Lerner College of Business.

  •   POLITICAL COMMUNICATION - I am interested in studying Political Communication; how should I go about it?

    ​There is a Political Communication minor overseen by the Center for Political Communication.  Interested students should visit the Center for Policital Communication (CPC) website.  Admittance into the minor is decided by the CPC.  Several Communication courses are required for the minor.  In particular, the Communication Department offers courses (COMM340, COMM305, COMM306, COMM319, COMM425, COMM444, COMM447) that are specifically relevant to Political Communication.

  •   INTERACTIVE MEDIA - I am interested in studying Interactive Media; how should I go about it?

    The Interactive Media minor is overseen by the Department of Art.  Student interested in this minor should visit UD's Department of Art website.  Several Communication courses are part of the selection of required courses for the minor, including COMM408, NEW MEDIA PROJECT DEVELOPMENT.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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