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Minor in Communication

SOC journalism students report from outside the White House


Whether your interest is writing, reporting, directing, public relations or social media, this hands-on program teaches you practical skills while working on real projects for real clients. 

Admission to the Program

Students apply to American University, upon admission, they may choose any minor offered by AU. 

For current students, formal admission to the major requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale). Students should declare their major by the end of the sophomore year. 

Students who are unable to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and declare a major in communication are not allowed to take courses in the school after they have completed 60 hours of undergraduate credit.