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Graphic Communication Minor

A minor in Graphic Communication (GrC) provides students with additional knowledge and skills to their primary field of study. GrC Minor is a supplemental second discipline that complements student's major or their personal interests. 

GrC Minor Curriculum

GrC Minor curriculum is structured to give prospective students in other majors a broad experience of the Graphic Communication industry through a small set of courses. There is no particular track or concentration available to the students in the GrC minor program.

The courses included in the minor program focus on two major aspects:

  • Practical skills in working with creative content with a human-centered approach.
  • Technological background for developing and production of both digital and physical graphic communication products.  

The current GrC minor curriculum requires 8 courses (27-29 units) with 7 required courses and 1 elective course. A typical length of completing the GrC minor is about 6-8 quarters considering possible course conflicts between student's major and GrC minor. GrC minors have different prerequisites from GrC majors. Please refer to the flow chart to identify the prerequisites of each course.

Application Requirements for GrC Minor

Due to a large number of applications every year and the capacity limitation of the GrC program, we advise prospective students to consider other options when they are close to graduation.

With current capacity, the GrC department will accept a total of 8 minors every academic year. The applicants will require the following:

  • MINIMUM OF 6 QUARTERS REMAINING BEFORE GRADUATION FROM THE MAJOR.
  •  GPA OF 3.0 OR HIGHER.
  •  MUST HAVE TAKEN GRC 101 AT CAL POLY.
  •  COMPLETED GRC 101 WITH A GRADE OF B OR BETTER.

If all the requirements are met, applicants are ranked based on GPA. Once all 8 minor seats are filled, no applications will be accepted within the academic year.

Applications are accepted during the first three weeks of Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter while there are opening seats. 

**To apply for the GrC Minor Program click HERE**

 (Applications are accepted during the first three weeks of Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter) 

GrC Minor Coordinator

Xiaoying Rong (xrong@calpoly.edu) 

Office hours and appointment links are listed on department's Faculty page.

 

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