Want to increase your marketability as an employee and broaden your knowledge base and critical thinking skills? Consider a minor in communication.
This 18-credit minor is easy to combine with most majors, and you can complete it by taking just 1 or 2 communication courses per semester. Students in many academic majors can benefit from a minor in communication, including:
- Social work
- Political sciences
Why Add a Communication Minor?
Whether you plan to spend your career behind a news desk, in a laboratory setting, or in an office at a major corporation, you’ll need to communicate ideas clearly and in an easy-to-understand way.
The courses required for the communication minor have been kept flexible to ensure that students of all academic backgrounds can gain the maximum benefits from the program. You will work closely with an advisor to tailor an academic plan that matches your major and career goals.
Match Your Courses to Your Interests
- Public policy: If you’re interested in becoming a public leader, consider taking “Race and Gender in the Media” to better understand how the media impacts public opinion. Communication and analytic skills are critical for graduates who hope to understand current social trends.
- Business: If you’re a business major, consider taking “Organizational Communication” or earning course credit by working with advertisers on The Crestiad.
- Social science: If you are interested in the nuances of personal relationships, you would benefit from “Interpersonal Communication,” which offers an in-depth look at how person-to-person communication affects relationships and actions. This can enhance your ability to work effectively with both clients and co-workers.
The communication minor consists of 6 courses (18 credits). The following courses are required:
- COM 100 Introduction to Communication 3 credits
- COM 200 Communication Theory and Research 3 credits
- Students will select four additional COM courses. An internship may not count towards the minor.
- Students are required to meet with a communication faculty member in order to structure the course of study for the minor to the student’s interests and best advantage.