Communication Studies Minor

Do you want to enhance your ability to express ideas clearly and concisely?
Degree Type Minor
Delivery On Campus

The Communication Studies minor enhances your ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, work both independently and collaboratively with others in group settings, and understand a variety of perspectives and backgrounds.

No matter your major or career path the Communication Studies minor offers you the skills necessary to share your passion and ideas across majors, programs, and boundaries.

Employers look for employees with strong verbal and written communication skills. A Communication Studies minor on your resume lets potential employers know you have skills they seek, setting you apart from other job seekers.

A variety of major programs pair nicely with this minor, including but not limited to Business Administration, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Human Development and Family Studies, and Psychology.

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What our students say:

Coursework in the minor provides a combination of theoretical understanding and applied communication practice that together:

  • Boosts confidence when speaking in personal, professional, and/or public spaces
  • Teaches skills in public presentation; engaging your audience
  • Addresses communication across difference in a variety of contexts; interpersonal, cultural/co-cultural, business, and healthcare settings
  • Provides a deeper understanding of others via applied communication practice in the classroom
  • Brings forth self-awareness of the verbal and nonverbal messages you send, whether intended or unintended

Reach out and talk to the minor advisor today to learn more about how you may add this valuable minor to your current degree program.

Minor specifics

The Communication Studies minor requires 20 credits, consisting of a variety of courses:

Speech, Intercultural Communication, Business and Professional Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Interviewing, Persuasion, Nonverbal Communication, Listening, Small Group Communication, and Health Communication.

You also have the opportunity to customize an area of particular interest via faculty advised independent study, providing you one on one guidance in a specific area of interest.

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Minor Requirements

Minors are defined as either “studies in the discipline” or as “teaching.” 
Required Courses