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Health Communication Minor

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This minor is designed to create a comprehensive program of Communication study as it applies to various forms of health-related professions. A minor in Health Communication should enhance educational and career goals for students who wish to major in a health-related field by building the skills needed to communicate effectively in a broad range of health-related contexts.

Admission Requirements, Retention and Termination Standards

Any undergraduate student admitted to CMU may apply, except Communication majors. A grade of C (2.0) or better in the minor is required for graduation.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (10 hours)

COM 369Health Communication

3(3-0)

COM 464Communication Internship

1-6(Spec)

COM 490Independent Study

1-4(Spec)

COM 563Health Communication Campaigns

3(3-0)

HSC 317Community Health

3(3-0)

Note: 1 hour of COM 464 or COM 490 is required.

Electives I (6-9 hours)

Select from the following in consultation with a COM advisor. At least three of these hours must be at the 400 or 500 level:

COM 195Intercultural Communication

3(3-0)

COM 264Organizational Communication

3(3-0)

COM 267Introduction to Debate

3(3-0)

COM 353Small Group Communication

3(3-0)

COM 357Public Speaking

3(3-0)

COM 361Interpersonal Communication

3(3-0)

COM 363Principles and Types of Interviewing

3(3-0)

COM 365Persuasion and Social Influence

3(3-0)

COM 367Nonverbal Communication

3(3-0)

COM 461Communication in Leadership

3(3-0)

COM 560Communication and Social/Organizational Change

3(3-0)

COM 561Communication in Conflict Management

3(3-0)

COM 562Family Communication

3(3-0)

Note: Some of these courses have pre-requisites for COM majors/minors. The prerequisites may be waived in consultation with an advisor.

Note: You may count only one of COM 264 or COM 353, COM 267 or COM 357, COM 560 or COM 561.

Electives II (3-6 hours)

Select from the following in consultation with a COM advisor:

HSC 319Methods and Materials in Community Health Education

3(3-0)

HSC 323Community Organization Methods

3(3-0)

HSC 404Epidemiology

3(3-0)

HSC 526Behavioral Health

3(3-0)

Total: 22 semester hours