Health Communication

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The Health Communication minor is an interdisciplinary minor that 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.

Hours Required


Degree Plan

Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation

Potential areas to pursue graduate level education: MA and PhD in Communication, Health Studies, Nursing, Ethics, Gerontology, JD for healthcare law, MD

Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

Public health (e.g. health educators in nonprofit, government agencies, universities and communities), sales (e.g. pharmaceutical sales), social work, counseling, health and wellness-related advertising and PR, medical news reporting, organizational health communication (e.g. HR, Benefits, corporate wellness programs), working with older adults (e.g. management or program planners at retirement communities, community centers), healthcare professional

Professional Development Opportunities

Communication Studies Social Marketing Internship Program

Faculty Listing

Faculty Research Interests

uncertainties related to health and illness, aging and intergenerational communication, family communication and decision making, cancer communication, presentation of health and wellness in the media

Health Communication , Buzzard Hall 2423
Contact Name: Dr. Elizabeth Gill
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