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High-level competency in written, oral, and visual communication is increasingly recognized as vital to success in business and the public sector. The Minor in Professional Communication develops students' communication professionalism through theoretical and workshop courses emphasizing creative, workable solutions to challenging communication problems.

Administered by: School of Professional Communication

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required course (1):

CMN 279* Introduction to Professional Communication

Plus five (5) of the following:

CMN 288 Communication and Social Media
CMN 305 Strategic Public Relations in ProCom
CMN 306 Risk and Crisis Communication
CMN 313 Organizational Problem Solving and Report Writing
CMN 314 Professional Presentations
CMN 315 Issues in Organizational Communication
CMN 316 Questioning Numbers
CMN 317 Governance in the Information Society
CMN 413 Corporate Communications
CMN 414 Interpersonal Communication in Management
CMN 443 Contemporary Intercultural Communication
CMN 447 Communication and Law
CMN 450 Participatory Media and Communication
CMN 601 Visual Communication: A Critical Approach

* The material in CMN 279 is covered by courses specific to individual programs. The following program-specific courses may therefore be used in place of CMN 279 for this Minor:

CMN 100 Professional Health Communication
CMN 114 Short Management Reports
CMN 124 Communication in BTM
CMN 201 Retail Management Communication
CMN 207 Communication in Hospitality and Tourism Management
CMN 300 Communication in the Computer Industry
CMN 373 Fashion Communication: Professional Approaches

Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.