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Minor in
Communication Studies


Program Overview

Offered online, the minor in Communication Studies allows you to gain a broad understanding of different perspectives on human communication, including interpersonal, organizational and nonverbal. The vision gained enables you to use these perspectives to resolve communication problems in the workplace and in everyday life.

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Complement your undergraduate major by developing sought-after skills in human communication.

This 18-credit-hour minor is flexible and convenient and includes courses that also fulfill core curriculum requirements, easing your path to graduation.

Contact us or speak with your advisor to learn how this online minor can help you reach your career goals.


The online minor in Communication Studies (COM) requires 18 credit hours of COM courses. The curriculum features a flexible, developmental approach to the study of human communication. Students complete a foundational course then select a series of elective courses, to prepare themselves for the various communication challenges that characterize our rapidly changing world.

Please note that courses are subject to change.

Foundational Course Requirement (3 hours)

  • COM 101 Principles of Human Communication

COM Electives (15 hours)

Distance learning students can satisfy the minor’s curriculum requirements by choosing from the courses below. A minimum of 6 credit hours of upper-division (300-499 level) COM courses must be earned.

  • COM 100 Rhetoric and Society
  • COM 123 Public Speaking
  • COM 220 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 250 Nonverbal Communication
  • COM 270 Discourse of Sport
  • COM 300 Human Communication Research
  • COM 323 Advanced Public Speaking
  • COM 350 Organizational Communication
  • COM 352 Business Professional Communication
  • COM 463 Relational Communication
  • COM 465 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 195COM 295COM 395 or COM 495 Special Topics

View more information about this program through the undergraduate catalog.


Before selecting a minor, you must be admitted to a major program (bachelor’s degree). You can pursue the minor of your choice along with your major coursework after gaining approval from your advisor.

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