Declaring Your Minor

Students may declare a minor in communication (see process below) after completion of three (3) credits in a Communication course. Prospective minors are advised strongly to be competent in written and oral language skills prior to seeking admission to the program.

The Department communicates with students principally through email. Minors are required to check their UWM email routinely. Graduation with a minor requires a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all communication courses attempted, including transfer work. All courses in the major or minor, with the exception of COMMUN 298, must be taken for graded credit.

Students wishing to declare a minor:

  1. Make sure they have successfully completed the prerequisites for their catalog year.
  2. Come to the Department of Communication main office, Johnston Hall, Room 210.

For more information call, write or stop by the Department office. You can also email us at