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Effective communication skills are consistently rated as one of the top three proficiencies employers desire in new hires. Whether students major in architecture or zoology, communication skills are necessary for effective interaction. The Communication Studies minor allows students to improve their speaking abilities as well as their listening, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
    25902 Communication Theory 3
    30000 Communication Research Methods 3
DG   35852 Intercultural Communication 3
DD   35912 Gender and Communication 3
    45459 Communication and Conflict 3
  MINIMUM TOTAL 18


Requirement to declare minor: Minimum 2.000 cumulative Kent State University GPA; or, if a first semester freshman or transfer student admitted in good standing, no established Kent State University GPA is needed.

Minimum 2.250 GPA in the minor required for graduation.