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College of Communication and Information
School of Communication Studies

135 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2659

The Health Communication minor allows students pursuing, for example, nursing or public health major degrees a more specific minor in Health Communication to add and demonstrate they have more communication training facilitating health communication processes because of required specialized curriculum guiding the minor degree selections. This adaptation and exploration is likely to be more appealing to both students when constructing their resumes and to employers when making hiring decisions and considering the necessary types of communication skill competencies required for the profession.


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 26501 Introduction to Health Communication 3  
  Choose from the following: 9  
  COMM 36501 Communication in Health Care (3)    
  COMM 36505 Communication, Aging and Culture (3)    
WIC COMM 45902 Communication and Influence (3)    
  COMM 46503 Health Communication and Media (3)    
  COMM 46507 Everyday Interpersonal Communication and Health (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.