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Minor in Communication Studies

School of Fine Arts and Communication


In Biola’s communication studies minor, you’ll learn both the art and science of communication — growing in your practical skills to create and deliver messages as well as your knowledge of communication theory and research.


Below are the course requirements for this academic program. In addition to these program-specific requirements, all majors include Biola's traditional undergraduate core curriculum. For more program details, including a sample course sequence, visit Biola's academic catalog.

Curriculum Requirements

A Communication Studies Minor is offered with completion of a minimum of 21 credits, 12 of which must be upper-division.

Program Courses
COMM 254Communication Theories3
COMM 473Communication and Diversity3
Select 15 credits of electives from the following (9 credits must be upper-division):15
Introduction to Public Communication
Small Group Communication
The Rhetorical Act
Communication in the Workplace
Oral Interpretation
Argumentation and Debate
Intercollegiate Forensics
Advanced Public Communication
Rhetoric of Media Studies
Intercollegiate Forensics
Forms of Public Communication
Organizational Rhetoric
Rhetorical Criticism
Communication Seminar
Intercultural Communication
Communication and Diversity
Advanced Studies in Communication Behavior
Directed Research
Total Credits21
Total Program Credits
Every program at Biola University features rigorous academics, biblically integrated curriculum and vocational preparation.
Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.

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