Students from a wide variety of majors, whether in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities, choose to minor in Communication and in Media because of the focus on knowledge and skills that all employers want - excellent written, oral, and digital communication, interpersonal communication, leadership and team-building.

Minor in Communication:

The Communication minor focuses on building and maintaining relationships across diverse groups and cultures. This minor may appeal to you if you are interested in counseling, health professions, psychology, or other fields where interpersonal communication skills are essential. Business students also find a minor in Communication extremely helpful in enhancing their interpersonal skills and their career readiness. The Communication minor can be customized to compliment your academic and career needs.

The minor requires a total of 18 credits:

  • CM 120 Interpersonal Comm
  • CM 210 Persuasion
  • Four CM courses chosen in consultation with your academic advisor. 

All 18 credits must be completed with a minimum grade of C

At least 6 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher

At least 9 credits must be completed in-residence at Carlow


Minor in Digital Storytelling:

Carlow University students from all majors can add a minor in Digital Storytelling to learn how to tell engaging stories within the multimedia landscape. The minor includes courses at Carlow at at Pittsburgh Filmmakers School of Filmmaking and Photography in North Oakland, which offers a stimulating creative environment and opportunities for professional networking.

Students will learn the basics of visual and audio media production and photography; develop an understanding of journalistic and documentary approaches to storytelling; and practice skills in interviewing, writing, research, collaboration, and creative thinking.

Digital Storytelling students will create videos, podcasts, blogs, feature stories, or other digital content on topics that they are passionate about. At Carlow, we especially encourage narratives about marginalized groups or individuals, who are often overlooked by mainstream media.

The minor requires a total of 18 credits:

  • CM 104 Introduction to Media & Society
  • PFM 101 Filmmaking 1
  • PFM 105 Audio 1
  • CM/EN 260 Writing for Media
  • AR/CM/EN 307 Media Criticism or PF 121 Photography 1
  • CM/EN 360 Digital Storytelling

CM courses are offered at Carlow; PFM courses offered at Pittsburgh Filmmakers campus.

All 18 credits must be completed with a grade of C or higher to earn the minor degree.