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

Featured Intern

Molly Payne
Molly Payne

This summer I had the opportunity to work with the Philadelphia Union, a Major League Soccer team. This was an incredible experience for me since I am pursuing a career in the professional sports industry. The internship also helped enhance my communication skills that I have gained at Bloomsburg University. During the internship, I assisted with donation requests, soccer clinics, grassroots marketing, and other promotional events. I also networked with professionals and athletes from all over the country and from around the world. Changing my major to Communication Studies during my sophomore year was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. My internship experience allowed me to apply my skills and knowledge from the classroom into a real world environment.

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Featured Alumna

Kelly Weidner
Kelly Weidner
, class of 2013 - BA Communication Studies - Interpersonal Communication Area of Concentration. Kelly served as a social media intern with Warrior Canine Connection, Brookeville, MD. A non-profit organization breeding service dogs for veterans with combat related injuries. Upon graduating Kelly pursued employment opportunities specifically focused on supporting the war-fighter. Now a defense contractor, Kelly is currently tasked as a Scientific Engineering and Technical Assistant (SETA) for the Contracts Management Office (CMO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Some of the work involves drafting modifications, memos, financial reconciliation, invention reporting, and contract closeout. Work is done both with University and Industry; folks like Caltech, MIT, Boston Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin. You may have heard of DARPA for their invention of the internet or Apple’s “Siri.” Kelly aspires to become a warranted Contracting Officer for the Department of Defense.

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
COMMSTUD.215 Communication Theory

COMMSTUD.207 Communication Research Methods
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