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Communication studies majors are not required to have a minor. However, many students choose to expand their area of study by selecting a minor. The Department of Communication Studies is directly involved in the following minors:


An interdisciplinary program of study designed to enhance students' understanding of the promotion of products and services to various markets. Key components include the critical examination of ad campaigns and strategies and the application of knowledge.

Broadcast Meteorology 

This interdisciplinary minor combines the study of weather and climate with classes in radio and television announcing and production. It prepares students to effectively communicate complex weather information to multiple audiences through various media.

Communication Studies

This minor provides students with a well-rounded approach to understanding the role of communication in society. This minor is not available for communication studies majors.

Film Studies

An interdisciplinary minor devoted to the study of cinema history, theory, criticism and production.

Health Communication

This interdisciplinary minor offers a combination of communication studies and health studies courses to students planning a career in health professions or public relations. It combines study of the health care industry, public policy and communication strategies.

Public Relations 

An interdisciplinary program designed for students who do not choose public relations as their main emphasis but seek additional study of strategic communication.