Minors, Certificates, and Elective Courses

The suggested minors, certificates, and elective courses listed below are organized by targeted career area (or graduate/professional school). Keep in mind that a few of the courses listed below require prerequisites. If you select a certificate that requires fewer than 18 hours, you would need to supplement it with additional approved coursework. Keep in mind that you can, alternatively, create your own 18-hour program of study approved by the Undergraduate Director or Advisor, though this would not appear on your transcript.

You can find requirements of these minors and certificates in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.

Graduate Study in Rhetoric & Composition or Communication

  • Related Minors: Technical Communication, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Literature, History, Philosophy, Digital Humanities, Digital Media, Journalism Studies, Human Communication, Mass Communication, Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies, World Comparative Studies

Law

  • Related Minors: Legal Studies, Political Science Pre-Law, Diplomacy, Leadership Studies, International and Global Studies
  • Elective Courses: PLA 3108 Legal Research, PLA 3155 Legal Writing, BUL 3130 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, POS 4284 Judicial Process and Politics, LIT 3933 Literature and Law, REL 4178 Religion and Law, AMH 3558 History of American Law, LIN 3673 Rhetorical Grammar, COM 4416 Intercultural Communication

Publishing, Editing, Journalism, Freelance Writing

  • Related Minors: Journalism Studies, Magazine Journalism, Mass Communication, Creative Writing, Digital Humanities, Digital Media
  • Related Certificate: e-Marketing
  • Elective Courses: CRW 3540 Literary Magazines, LIN 3673 Rhetorical Grammar, ENC 4280 Technical Writing Style, LIN 3010 Principles of Linguistics, LIN 4680 Modern English Grammar, JOU 3015 Principles of Journalism, JOU 3510 Magazine Publishing, JOU 4340 Social Media Writing for Magazines (must be in Magazine Journalism Minor), JOU 4300 Feature Writing (must be Magazine Journalism minor)

Education, Language Teaching

  • Related Minors: Education, World Languages (ESOL or LOTE), English Linguistics, any language minor
  • Related Certificates: Educational Studies, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Translation and Interpretation
  • Elective Courses: LIN 3673 Rhetorical Grammar, LIN 3010 Principles of Linguistics, LIN 4680 Modern English Grammar, COM 4461 Intercultural Communication, any 3000/4000 level foreign language course

Professional and Technical Communication

  • Related Minors: Technical Communication, Technological Entrepreneurship, Digital Humanities, Digital Media, Information Technology
  • Elective Courses: ENC 3241 Writing for the Technical Professional, ENC 4280 Technical Writing Style, LIN 3673 Rhetorical Grammar, ENC 4218 The Visual in Technical Communication, ENC 4290 Usability Testing for Technical Communication, ENC 4414 Writing and Hypertext, CRW 3713 Writing for Video Games, DIG 3525 Digital Media Production, COM 3120 Organizational Communication, COM 3110 Business and Professional Communication, PHI 3626 Ethics in Science and Technology

IT, Software, and Web Development

  • Related Minors: Technological Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Digital Humanities, Digital Media, Information Technology
  • Elective Courses: ENC 3241 Writing for the Technical Professional, ENC 4280 Technical Writing Style, ENC 4218 The Visual in Technical Communication, ENC 4290 Usability Testing for Technical Communication, ENC 4414 Writing and Hypertext, CRW 3713 Writing for Video Games, DIG 3525 Digital Media Production, DIG 3134 Media Software Design, DIG 3811 User-Centered Design, DIG 4713 Game Design, CGS 2545C Database Concepts, CNT 3004 Computer Network Concepts, CIS 3003 Fundamentals of Information Technology, CIS 4004 Web-Based Information TechnologyPHI 3626 Ethics in Science and Technology

Health and Medical Communication

  • Related Minors: Technical Communication, Technological Entrepreneurship, Digital Media, Information Technology, Health Informatics and Information Management
  • Related Certificates: Health Communication, Healthcare Marketing
  • Elective Courses: ENC 3241 Writing for the Technical Professional, ENC 4280 Technical Writing Style, ENC 4218 The Visual in Technical Communication, COM 4461 Intercultural Communication, LIN 3673 Rhetorical Grammar, COM 3022 Health Communication, COM 4550 Health Communication Campaigns, PHI 4673 Medical Ethics, HIS 4490 History of Medicine, HIM 3006 Foundations of Health Information Management

Business Services, including Global Business

  • Related Minors: Business, International Business, Technical Communication, Technical Education and Industry Training, Leadership Studies, International Global Studies
  • Related Certificate: Services Marketing
  • Elective Courses: ENC 3241 Writing for the Technical Professional, COM 3120 Organizational Communication, COM 3110 Business and Professional Communication, COM 4461 Intercultural Communication, COM 4462 Conflict Management, MMC 4300 International Media, GEB 4361 Business in the International Environment, any 3000/4000 level foreign language course

Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations

  • Related Minors: Marketing, Mass Communication, Human Communication, Business, International Business, Technical Communication, Technical Education and Industry
  • Related Certificates: e-Marketing, Entertainment Marketing, Healthcare Marketing, Services Marketing, Sports Marketing Management
  • Elective Courses: LIN 3673 Rhetorical Grammar,ENC 3241 Writing for the Technical Professional, COM 3120 Organizational Communication, COM 4461 Intercultural Communication, MMC 3630 Social Media as Mass Communication, MAR 3023 Marketing, MAR 3613 Marketing Analysis and Research, MAR 4156 International Marketing, MAR 3721 Digital Media Marketing, PUR 3210 Communication Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

Entertainment, Tourism, and Hospitality

  • Related Minors: Technological Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, Event Management, Marketing, Human Communication
  • Related Certificates: Entertainment Marketing, Services, Marketing, Cultural Tourism
  • Elective Courses: LIN 3673 Rhetorical Grammar, COM 3120 Organizational Communication, COM 4461 Intercultural Communication, MMC 3630 Social Media as Mass Communication, ADV 4101 Advertising Copywriting, PUR 3100 Writing for Public Relations, MMC 4411 Advertising-PR Campaigns, MAR 3023 Marketing, MAR 3613 Marketing Analysis and Research, MAR 4156 International Marketing, MAR 3721 Digital Media Marketing, HFT 4286 Hospitality Communications, THE 3171 Theatre in the Entertainment Industry

Nonprofit and Government Sectors

  • Related Minors: Nonprofit Management, Human Communication, Public Administration, Environmental Studies
  • Related Certificates: Nonprofit Management, Leadership Studies, Health Communication
  • Elective Courses: LIN 3673 Rhetorical Grammar, ENC 3241 Writing for the Technical Professional, COM 3120 Organizational Communication, COM 3110 Business and Professional Communication, COM 4461 Intercultural Communication, COM 4462 Conflict Management, THE 4543 Theatre for Social Change
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