The requirements of the Communications minor are designed to be met within a
four-year Baccalaureate program. The Communications minor will provide 24-28 credits towards the 120-credit minimum
required for a UFV Baccalaureate degree, the balance to come from the declared
major, plus electives. Of these credits, 12-16 will come from upper-level CMNS
courses. Students will be advised to choose a major prior to declaring a minor
in Communications. Formal declaration will be completed in consultation with the
advisor in their discipline and the Communications department.
Lower-level requirements: 12 credits
Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences
Professional Communication for Kinesiology (previously offered)
Writing for the Internet
Introduction to Intercultural
Introduction to Media and Public Relations
Environment: Science and Communication
Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace
Professional Report Writing
Upper-level requirements: 12-16 credits
Four upper-level Communications courses, one of which must be a 400-level course.
Of the courses for the minor, 50% must be completed at UFV, to include at least two upper-level
courses, one of which must be a 400-level course.
A maximum of two upper-level courses for the minor, excluding the 400-level course requirement, may be completed through PLAR.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section. All
Communications and Critical Analysis and Study Methodology courses require some
proficiency with email, web-based research, and word-processing packages. Many Communications courses are offered in a number of formats including online, hybrid, and face-to-face. Students should check before registration that the course is offered in a manner that suits their learning style.