Declaring Your Minor

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.

Communication Minor

A minor in communication consists of at least 18 credits in communication courses, including Commun 101, 103, 105, and 9 credits numbered 300 or above (must be taken in residence at UWM).

Students wishing to declare a minor:

Make sure that you have successfully completed the prerequisites for your catalog year before submitting the declaration form. If so:

  1. Fill out and submit theDeclaration of Minor Form »
  2. If you want, you can make an appointment with a program advisor by sending an email to

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