2019-2020 Catalogue

Minor in Information Design and Corporate Communication

With a Minor in Information Design and Corporate Communication, students may select from more than 27 courses in oral, written or visual communication. Areas covered include public relations, Internet journalism, web design, information architecture, international corporate communication, technical communication, persuasion, mass media and intercultural communication.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
COM 210Effective Speaking3
Two IDCC courses 16
Select an additional IDCC course or one IDCC-related course from the following:3
COM 298-499
Arts and Society
MC 200-399
Interpersonal Relations in Management 2
Effective Leadership Concepts, Competencies & Character 2
Negotiating 2
Consumer Behavior 2
Sports Psychology
Social Psychology
Media, Culture and Society

Notes: All COM classes are classified as Arts and Sciences.

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as business-related electives, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
  • The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).  
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies Major) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students may apply only one course not taken at Bentley (from sources such as transfer, IB, AP, course away, non-Bentley study abroad program, etc.) to the minor.
  • Students may only complete a maximum of two minors.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.