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Proficiency in communication is fundamental to personal and professional interactions in all career endeavors. The communication minor encompasses 24 units of concentrated study.

What can we learn from a word, a gesture, a tone of voice? Methods of both verbal and non-verbal communication vary from culture to culture and generation to generation; yet our fast-moving world demands that people of widely diverse backgrounds must be able to express themselves clearly and understand each others' viewpoints.

Communication minors study communication processes at the individual, interpersonal, organizational and societal levels. They analyze message delivery systems, the role of the media and the effectiveness of public education campaigns. At UC Davis, a special focus of the program is research into bridging cross-cultural communication gaps.



  • CMN 001 Introduction to Public Speaking (4 units)
  • CMN 003 Interpersonal Communication Competence (4 units)
    • Or CMN 003Y Interpersonal Communication Competence (4 units)
    • Or CMN 003V Interpersonal Communication Competence (4units)

20 units

Choose at least five upper division CMN courses

Total = 20 units


Minor Advisors

S. Fallas
(530) 752-1221