College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Liberal Arts
Minor in Communication

Communication is all about delivering messages to people who need to know your information. At UVI we recognize that there are many fields of study and we offer full bachelor’s degrees in these fields. We also want you to know how to tell others what you learn – whatever your field of study. 

The University offers you the opportunity to study Communication as a Minor.  Regardless of your specialization, the person who can deliver what they know rises to the top of leadership.  As you plan your degree program, consider if you want to be a leader in your field or just a practitioner.  Leaders need to communicate.

Like the Major in communication, students can focus on specific specializations in the minor.  Theater, Voice, Computer Communication, and Broadcasting are all available.  The career options & pathways open to Minors in communication depend on the major – people who specialize in good communication are often in high demand.  A person who is an expert, but lacks communication skills will forever have their career limited while the clear communicator will rise to positions of leadership.

Students are encouraged to work with their advisor in their major and work with the Communication faculty about their plans for the minor. In addition to General Education and COM 110 prerequisites, students must complete (with a grade of C or higher) 18 to 24 credits from any of the following Communication and/or Theatre courses, including at least two 300-level or higher courses.  Students who select this minor will take 18 to 24 credits outside their Major from the selection of courses listed below. You can tailor fit a program to your special interests.  There is no accreditation for this program by any outside authority.  All requirements for the minor can be completed on either campus. 

For More Information Contact

Title Name
Dean Dr. Simon Jones-Hendrickson
Department Chair or Program Coordinator Dr. Alex Randall
Administrative Assistant Ms. Mary Alexander