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Programs: Minors

The School of Communication Studies offers four minors:

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Admission to the Minor

Admission to JMU does not guarantee admission to the School of Communication Studies. All students must apply for admission to the SCOM minor. All students seeking admission to the School of Communication Studies as a minor must complete the following requirements:

  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.7
  • Take SCOM 240 and SCOM 245 and have a combined GPA of 2.7 in both courses

Once admitted to the School of Speech Communication, a student cannot retroactively apply more than 9 hours of SCOM courses, including SCOM 240 and SCOM 245, to her/his minor.

Minor Requirements

A minor in communication studies requires 18 hours of course work in communication studies beyond the general education requirement, including SCOM 240 and SCOM 245, and a minimum of nine hours at the 300 level or above. Before a student begins a minor in speech communication, the School Director and the studentís adviser must approve his or her planned program of study.

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