College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2021-2022

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?

The coursework for this minor is designed to provide students the opportunities to develop oral communication skills relevant to today's fast paced business world. The ability to communicate within an organization is a highly sought after skill in any professional workplace setting. This minor would be a good addition for any degree in science, social or behavioral science, liberal arts or business.

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 students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

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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