The Communication Studies minor is designed to develop broadly trained students in the Liberal Arts. Students are encouraged to develop their abilities as effective communicators and as informed critical receivers. The Communication Studies minor affords students maximum freedom of choice in designing their programs of study and areas of specialization.
Admission requirements are designed to be consistent with existing department requirements. These requirements are as follows:
Student must be an undergraduate and have junior status.
Student must have admission in another degree program.
Student must have completed 60 hours of coursework.
Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
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Program Learning Outcomes:
Communicate effectively with both written and oral skills
Analyze from a social scientific perspective how humans create, transmit, receive and respond to messages. In particular intrapersonal and interpersonal communication is the emphasis of study for this degree
Demonstrate mathematical literacy.
Evaluate arguments and evidence critically.
Apply the methods of the social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts and humanities.
Demonstrate global and multicultural competencies.
Demonstrate understanding of contemporary social and ethical issues.
Participate in democratic society as informed and civically engaged citizens.