Communication Studies Minor Program Information
Department of Communication and Performance
ETSU Box 70667
Johnson City, TN 37614
The communication studies minor prepares students for work in a broad range of fields that require the ability to work with diverse populations and lead others, articulate ideas and arguments effectively, and critically analyze messages. The skills garnered from the speech major easily translate into careers in law, government, health administration, patient educator, family/patient advocate, social service, the ministry, public relations, sales, training and development, management, human resources, community liaison, customer relations, and the business world at large. Communication Studies majors are natural candidates for work in social justice, civic engagement, and diversity/equality efforts. Students will develop their skills as rhetorical critics and social scientists in the study and understanding of human communication. The department also provides a teacher education major in communication studies that requires 33 credit hours and a teaching minor that requires 24 credit hours.
Students pursuing a minor in Communication Studies must complete 21 credit hours of Speech courses. The minor consists of nine credit hours in core courses and a minimum of 12 more credit hours in Speech to be selected in consultation with a Speech advisor.
* SPCH 3346 Speaking for Social Change will satisfy either the Advanced Presentation Elective or the Diversity Elective, but not both.
** The selected courses may consist of any Communication Studies offerings as long as they do not include SPCH 1300 . A minimum of three of the 12 credit hours must be at the 3000/4000 level.