School of Communication

Undergraduate Minors

MINOR AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS:

Digital Content Production Minor

Professional communication expertise increasingly includes the ability to create digital (online) content. This minor prepares students from all majors with knowledge and skills required to become effective and engaging communicators in digital spaces. Students will learn to produce engaging and interactive websites and videos and use of analytical skills to evaluate impact. The students will learn to apply these digital skills in a variety of fields such as promotional communication, corporate communication, political communication, public affairs, advocacy in non-profits, and journalism. This minor teaches students how to: 

  • Create and edit podcasts, video, text and graphics for digital media platforms
  • Effectively use social media
  • Use different media to effectively tell stories
  • Assess the impact of digital communicatio efforts 

Students in Journalism & Promotional major are permitted to double count a few courses, if they choose to take this minor, as some of the courses in the new minor are currently part of the current JPC Major. Students must complete six courses amounting to 19 credits to earn the Minor in Digital Content Production. 

Minor in Health Communication

The Minor in Health Communication prepares students in all majors to communicate effectively in health-related interactions using interpersonal, group, organizational, social media, and public channels.  The knowledge and skills gained from this minor are essential for individuals pursuing communication, administration, or clinical roles in health organizations and academic careers.

  • Learn strategies to communicate effectively in personal, professional, and public health communication settings
  • Gain knowledge and skills to develop and evaluate health communication messages
  • Develop skills in content production to create effective health communication materials

Minor in Communication

The Minor in Communication introduces the theories and research methods in the field, while allowing students from a wide range of courses to explore their interests. Students take two courses (Principle of Communication and Communication Inquiry), one theory course and three electives. The electives may provide skills (e.g. Public Speaking, Professional Communication), teach content creation (e.g. Podcasting, Multimedia Storytelling), or focus on other area of interest (e.g. Political Communication, Family Communication, Gender).