How to apply to an Annenberg Minor

A full list of minors currently offered at USC Annenberg and their course listings can be found here.

Students who have not been admitted to the communication major or one of the minors may complete a maximum of 20 communication units at USC. No further communication courses may be taken until the student is admitted. 

Admission Standards and Application Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a minor in Communication, students must have:

  • A declared major
  • 3.0 USC cumulative GPA
  • 32 units completed (sophomore standing)
  • COMM Minors: Students must complete the online application form by one of the deadlines below.

To be eligible to apply for a minor in Advertising, Food Journalism and Public Relations, Latinx News Media, News Media and Society, or Podcasting, students must have:

  • A declared major
  • 2.0 USC cumulative GPA
  • JOUR/PR Minors: Students must complete the online application form by one of the deadlines below.

To be eligible to apply for a minor in Public Relations or Sports Media Industries, students must have:

  • A declared major
  • 2.5 USC cumulative GPA
  • JOUR/PR Minors: Students must complete the online application form by one of the deadlines below.

Application Availability, Deadline and Notification

Fall applications are made available the second Friday of June.

  • Fall applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the Fall semester.
  • Fall applicants will be notified on Friday of week four of the Fall semester.

Spring applications are made available on the Friday of Fall Recess (in October).

  • Spring applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of the Spring semester.
  • Spring applicants will be notified on Friday of week four of the Spring semester.

Summer applications are made available on the Friday of Spring Break (in March).

  • Summer applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday after commencement.
  • Summer applicants will be notified two weeks after the deadline.

Questions? Contact ascjadv@usc.edu.