Jul 17, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Communication Studies Minor

Minor code ORCOMS

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

Candice Rios Wenmoth, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies/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:


Complete three of the following courses. At least two courses must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.