Create Your Own Buzz

Communication Arts Minor

What’s the buzz? When you study communication arts, you’ll receive a top-notch education to prepare for a successful career in advertising and public relations, or in broadcast, online or print journalism. You’ll not only learn how to report what’s buzz-worthy, but also how to create some buzz of your own and target the right audiences with the right messages!

Why Choose Communication Arts at SU?

The communication arts minor is for students wanting to complement degrees with important communication skills such as interpersonal communication, managerial communication, intercultural communication, meeting management, media writing and production, multimedia communication, and media analysis and criticism.

Students must complete five communication arts courses with grades of C or better. Only one course may be used to satisfy General Education requirements and at least three courses must be taken at SU. CMAT 100 does not satisfy minor requirements. The requirements are as follows:

Complete the following core courses:

  • CMAT 101 Introduction to Human Communication Studies
  • CMAT 102 Introduction to Mass Communication 

Complete three additional communication arts courses, two of which must be 300/400 level.

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a communication arts major, with tracks such as human communication studies, multimedia journalism, and public relations and strategic communication.

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