Whether navigating the culture of a start-up, a Fortune 100 company, or in any domestic or international workplace situation, strategic and emotionally intelligent communication is essential. This minor has a high emphasis on application practice to prepare students to succeed in their work environment. Courses feature experiential components and/or offer opportunities to connect with professionals and outside constituencies to learn hands-on about communication challenges and how to develop effective communication strategy.
This minor is available to students in all schools and departments except the Marshall School of Business and the Leventhal School of Accounting. To declare this minor, students must have a declared major and must have completed 32 units of college level courses with a cumulative USC GPA of at least 2.75.
Students taking this minor should, if possible, enroll in the business version of the upper division USC writing requirement: WRIT 340 Advanced Writing .
Successful completion of the minor requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the courses applied to the minor.