Students minoring in Communication Studies explore human communication in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, public, mediated, and cross-cultural settings, and examine the social influence of language and media. Students investigate a variety of communication practices with learning experiences in theory, history, criticism, application, and performance.
Admission to the Program
Undergraduate students pursuing a major in another discipline can declare a communication minor.
Students pursuing a minor in Communication Studies must complete a total of 18 credit hours (6 courses) consisting of the 6-credit Introductory Core (two courses), 3-credit Core Skills component (one course), plus 9-credit hours of elective courses (3 courses), at least 6 credits (2 courses) of which must be at the 300-400 level.
Required Introductory Courses (6 Credits)
Complete BOTH Required Courses
- CMC 201: Public Speaking (minors must pass this course with a “C” or better)
- CMC 202: Principles of Communication (minors must pass this course with a “C” or better)
Core Skills (3 Credits)
Complete One of the Following Courses
- CMC 312: Argumentation and Debate
- CMC 316: Interpersonal Communication in Business & the Professions
- CMC 317: Interviewing
- CMC 415: Dynamic Speaking in Professional Contexts (prereq. CMC 201 and CMC 316 or CMC 332)
- CMC 475: Communication Internship (application required)
- CMC 483: Communication Training & Development (instructor’s approval required)