Sep 17, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

Communication Studies Minor

Minor code ORCOMS

Scripps College of Communication
School of Communication Studies
Schoonover Center
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4828
Fax: 740.593.4810

Michael Butterworth, Ph.D., contact person,

Program Overview

The minor in communication studies offers students an opportunity to learn the foundations of communication in various contexts including cultural, group, and interpersonal contexts. Students extend their study through the selection of electives.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates with minors in communication studies have competency sets that increase the likelihood of successful socialization in their career organizations. The competency sets include oral and relational communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, and adaptation skills. Empirical research on socialization indicates that strong communication skills increase positive socialization experiences.


Minor Hours Requirement

The Communication Studies minor requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Required Course

Complete the following course:

Core Requirements

Complete two of the following courses: