2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Strategic Communication Minor

College of Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication and Media
UnionWest at Creative Village (UWCV), 200

Professor & Program Director: Deanna Sellnow

Nicholson Academic Student Services Center (NASSC):

The minor in Strategic Communication allows students to become familiar with the strategies and tactics used in strategic communication initiatives and  to demonstrate they have conceptual knowledge and applied skillsets for the achievement of communication goals.

Admission Requirements

  • Not open to Advertising/Public Relations, Communication & Conflict, Human Communication, Journalism, or Radio-TV majors.

Minor Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all courses used to satisfy the minor.

  • Grades below a “C” (2.0) in lower level courses are not counted in the minor.

  • No more than 6 credit hours in another minor or major can be used to satisfy requirements in this minor. (Note: The myKnight Audit cannot capture overlapping courses between two or more programs; therefore, students should have their program reviewed by the School before filing for graduation.)

Prerequisite Courses

  • Most courses for this minor will have prerequisites completed as a part of a student’s GEP requirement, as general electives, or a student can enroll into courses with consent of instructor.

Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)

High Impact Integrated Learning Experience (3 credit hours)

The course used to satisfy the High Impact Learning Experience requirement for the Strategic Communication Minor may not also be used to satisfy a learning requirement for another major, minor, or certificate without the prior approval of the department chair.

Students may choose 3 hours of approved NSCM study abroad courses.

  • ADV 4903H Honors Directed Reading I
  • ADV 4906 Independent Study
  • ADV 4912 Research
  • ADV 4941 Internship
  • ADV 4970H Honors Undergrad Thesis
  • COM 4903H Honors Directed Reading I
  • COM 4906 Independent Study
  • COM 4912 Research
  • COM 4941 Internship
  • COM 4970H Honors Undergrad Thesis
  • PUR 4903H Honors Directed Reading I
  • PUR 4906 Independent Study
  • PUR 4912 Research
  • PUR 4941 Internship
  • PUR 4970H Honors Undergrad Thesis

Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 21

Other Requirements

  • Internship, co-op, or independent study credit can be used toward this minor with prior approval.