Minor in Communication

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The Communication minor will be valuable to you regardless of which career you choose; effective communications skills will give you that edge you're looking for.

Curriculum and Program Content

Program Structure and Length

The requirements of the minor are designed to be met within a four-year Baccalaureate program. The Communication 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.

Declaration of Minor

Students may formally declare minors only after they have completed at least thirty credits in their program with a minimum of a 2.00 CGPA on all credits attempted, provided that they have also met the declaration requirements of the subject discipline. Formal declaration is completed by appointment with an Arts advisor.

Core and Prerequisite Courses

Lower-Level Courses

A Communication Minor will include a minimum of four lower-level courses which serve as prerequisites for the upper-level selections.

1. One of:

  • CMNS 125: Introduction to Workplace Communication
  • CMNS 155: Introduction to Workplace and Academic Communication
  • CMNS 165: Professional Communications for Kinesiology (previously offered)
  • CMNS 175: Writing for the Internet

2. One of:

  • CMNS 180: Introduction to Intercultural Communications
  • CMNS 212: Basic Public Relations and Advocacy Communication
  • GEOG/CMNS 257: Environment: Science and Communication
  • CMNS 140: Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace

3. Required:

  • CMNS 235: Oral Communications
  • CMNS 251: Professional Report Writing

Upper-Level Courses


  • Four upper-level Communications courses, one of which must be a 400-level course.

For more information check the UFV Calendar or contact Gayle Noel, Department Assistant at 604-557-4093 or gayle.noel(at)ufv.ca.


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