This section specifies the Communications minor discipline requirements only. Please refer to the specific degree section for information on additional requirements.
Lower-level requirements: 12 credits
Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace Audiences
Professional Report Writing
Any additional lower-level CMNS course
Graphic and Digital Design I
Design Ethos and the Creative Practitioner
Upper-level requirements: 15–20 credits
Writing for the Sciences and Technologies
Formal Research Report Writing
Grant and Proposal Writing
Communication for Project Management
Directed Studies in Communications
Professional Practices for Graphic Design
Three of: (see Note 1)
Any additional upper-level CMNS courses
Graphic and Digital Design II (see Note 2)
Critical Studies in Digital Media
Design Thinking for Creative Leadership
Note 1: Up to three upper-level CMNS courses may be used to meet this requirement.
Note 2: Students may use only one of CMNS 375 or GD 317 toward the Communications minor.
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.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section. Communications courses are offered in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats. Students should check the timetable before registration to choose sections offered in a manner that suits their preferred learning style.