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.
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.
This minor examines the ways in which communication constructs our understanding of diversity and difference, how stereotypes and prejudices are maintained and challenged, and how possibilities for inclusion are created.
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.
An interdisciplinary minor devoted to the study of cinema history, theory, criticism and production.
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.
An interdisciplinary program designed for students who do not choose public relations as their major but seek additional study of strategic communication.