The requirements of the Communications minor are designed to be met within a
four-year Baccalaureate program. The Communications minor will provide 27–32 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, 15–20 will come from upper-level CMNS
courses. Students will be advised to choose a major prior to declaring a minor
in Communications. Formal declaration of the minor will be completed in consultation with the
advisor in their discipline.
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.
Lower-level requirements: 12 credits
Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences
Professional Report Writing
An additional lower-level CMNS course
Upper-level requirements: 15–20 credits
Writing for the Sciences and Technologies
Professional Formal Research Report Writing
Grant and Proposal Writing
Communication for Project Management
Directed Studies in Communications
Three additional upper-level CMNS courses
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
A maximum of two upper-level courses for the minor may be completed through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). Credits obtained through PLAR do not count towards UFV program residency requirements, and grades are not counted in the UFV grade point average. See UFV's Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition policy (94) for more information.
Students must complete at least 50% of the courses required for the minor at UFV, including at least three of the required upper-level courses.