College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2012-2013

Communication Studies

Organizational Communication, Minor

The Minor in Organizational Communication introduces students to this fascinating discipline, one that explores and shapes communication within organizations such as businesses, non-profits, military entities, and other structured groups. Such organizations follow patterns in their ways of communicating up, down, around, and across their power structures. This can include verbal and nonverbal communication, printed materials, access to communication channels, and more. This minor can easily complement a variety of majors.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Organizational Communication?

You choose a minor with your advisor guidance to complement your major and your personal academic goals. You may be required to complete a minor in a field different than your major.

You may use the same course or courses to satisfy requirements in both a major and a minor as long as at least fifty percent of the units in the minor have a different prefix than the major. You may also use the same course or courses to meet both liberal studies and minor requirements as long as you meet all requirements for the minor.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 21


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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