<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Minor in Communication Studies

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Damarah BrownDamarah Brown

In my first semester at Bloomsburg University, I enrolled in Interpersonal Communication and Introduction to Communication and quickly fell in love with the major. The communication studies professors taught me how to analyze how and why people communicate verbally, nonverbally, and in various settings such as organizations. My writing and presentation skills have grown tremendously since taking Communication Studies courses.
Since my freshman year I excelled academically in my courses, and I was also active outside of the classroom. I presented a poster at the 2015 Eastern Communication Association conference entitled “Disclosing Sexual History to Romantic Partners: Do Numbers Really Matter?” I also became an active member of the NCASC (Communication Club) as the public relations chairperson and the president of Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Studies Honor Society). As a recent graduate I am starting my career as a Community and Digital Engagement Specialist for dining services at the University of Delaware. Eventually I plan on enrolling in graduate school in an Integrated Marketing Communication program.


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Caitlin FlynnCaitlin Flynn

I majored in Communication Studies because I was not exactly sure of my career goals. I was interested in public relations and marketing along with television production and broadcasting. Upon applying to BU, I read about Communication Studies and thought it was a good fit for me because of the variety of concentrations it offered. From this experience, I am taking away skills that will transfer into the workplace, such as public speaking, working effectively with group members, and time management skills. After taking classes in the organizational communication area of concentration, I concluded I wanted to pursue a career in sales upon graduating. During my time at Bloomsburg, I was inducted into the Communication Studies Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta, and was also named Vice President of our chapter. During my time on the executive board, I became involved with the community as well as gained experience with organizing events. After graduation, I will be pursuing a career in Inside Sales for UPS in Greenville, SC. I feel that Bloomsburg University has prepared me for this next chapter and I am very excited for the journey.

Minor in Communication Studies

Students who hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a minimum of 15 semester hours are eligible for admission to the minor. Students must maintain the minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average to continue study for a Communication Studies minor. Students who do not maintain the required grade point average will be put on probation for one semester during which they must regain the required grade point average.

General Education Requirement (6 semester hours)

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking

COMMSTUD.104 Interpersonal Communication

Required Courses for Communication Studies Minor (6 semester hours)

COMMSTUD.205 Understanding Social Influence
or
COMMSTUD.215 Communication Theory

COMMSTUD.207 Communication Research Methods
or
COMMSTUD.209 Examining Communication

Electives for Communication Studies Minor (9 semester hours)

COMMSTUD.220 Intercultural Communication

COMMSTUD.306 Computer Applications for Professional Communicators

COMMSTUD.307 Communication for Business Professionals

COMMSTUD.309 Gender Issues in Communication

COMMSTUD.310 Organizational Communication Theory

COMMSTUD.313 Conflict Management and Resolution

COMMSTUD.315 Persuasion

COMMSTUD.321 Argumentation

COMMSTUD.324 Health Communication

COMMSTUD.407 Interviewing

COMMSTUD.413 Community Leadership

COMMSTUD.417 Media and Visual Culture

COMMSTUD.418 Issue and Image Campaigns

COMMSTUD.419 Family Communication

COMMSTUD.420 Nonverbal Communication

COMMSTUD.423 Communication Training in Organizations

COMMSTUD.424 Corporate Communication

COMMSTUD.425 Relational Communication

COMMSTUD.426 Leadership and Team Building

COMMSTUD.427 Strategic Communication

COMMSTUD.492 Special Topics in Organizational Communication

COMMSTUD.493 Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication

COMMSTUD.495 Special Topics in Leadership and Public Advocacy

How do I get more information?
Dr. Tim Rumbough, Chairperson, Department of Communication Studies
1105 McCormick Human Services Center, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 389-4712, e-mail: trumboug@bloomu.edu, Department website: http://departments.bloomu.edu/commstud