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College of Communication and Information
School of Communication Studies

135 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2659

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.


Attribute 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.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3  
  COMM 25902 Communication Theory 3  
  COMM 30000 Communication Research Methods 3  
DG COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication 3  
DD COMM 35912 Gender and Communication 3  
  COMM 45459 Communication and Conflict 3  

Requirement to declare minor: Minimum 2.000 overall 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.