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Department of Communication Studies


Why A Minor in Communication Studies?

Employers today rate effective communication as the most preferred skill in their employees.  Communication affects relationships, group workplaces, and communities.  Communication is a part of every career.  No matter what your Arts & Sciences major, a minor in Communication Studies will compliment any degree. 

Program Requirements

Program requirements for a Communication Studies minor include:

  • COMM 320—Theories of Human Communication (3 Credits)
  • COMM 330—Rhetoric in Western Thought (3 Credits)
    • 12 credit hours (4 electives) chosen from the list below
    • 1 elective must be 400 or above. 
How Do I Declare a Minor?

Declaring a minor in Communication studies is easy.  All that is required is to complete a form with the Communication Studies office.  The completed form will be sent to the registrar’s office. 


Communication Studies Minor Electives

(3 credits each)

  • COMM 311 Business and Professional Speaking
  • COMM 321Public Speaking II
  • COMM 322 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 323 Nonverbal Communication
  • COMM 325 Argument and Debate
  • COMM 326 Small Group discussions
  • COMM 328 Professional Interviewing
  • COMM 332 Communication and Technology
  • COMM 420 Gender Communication
  • COMM 425 Theories of Organizational Communication
  • COMM 430 Freedom of Speech
  • COMM 434 Rhetoric and Social Movements
  • COMM 450 Special Studies in Human Discourse
  • COMM 460 Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • COMM 465 Communication and Conflict
  • COMM 475 Legal Communication
  • COMM 480 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 526 Persuasion
  • COMM 535 Communication and Leadership
  • COMM 537 Negotiation and Communication
  • COMM 542 Relational Communication
  • COMM 545 Communication and Democracy
  • COMM 630 Special Topics in Rhetoric and Communication


Why Communication Studies?

Quick Facts

Degrees:  Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science
Areas of Study:

Political Communication

Organizational Communication

Legal Communciation

Relational Communication


Department Scholarships

K-State Scholarships

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