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The minor in communication and rhetorical studies serves as an excellent complement to almost any major. Students have the opportunity to enhance their communication skills as well as develop a sophisticated understanding of communication processes in a variety of social and professional contexts. To complete the minor, students take one of two introductory survey courses, one of five 200-level theory/skills/application courses, and four elective offerings at the 300-500 level.

Admission Requirements
• 3.0 GPA (based on completion of 30 credits)
• Must enter program no later than second semester of sophomore year
• Limited to 30 students
• Applications accepted at any time, but will adhere to an October 15 deadline for processing and approval in the fall semester (March 1 for spring semester)
• To enroll in the communication and rhetorical studies minor, students must complete a petition form available from the department secretary) and submit it to the department chair for approval.

Curricular requirements
18 credits, including the following:
Two required courses (6 credits):
One 100-level course:
CRS 181 Concepts and Perspectives in Communication Studies or
CRS 183 Concepts and Perspectives in Rhetorical Studies
One from the following:
CRS 225 Public Advocacy
CRS 331 Interpersonal Communication
CRS 333 Small Group Communication
CRS 334 Argumentation
Four elective courses (12 credits):
• Must be 300-level or above (but may not include experience credit courses)