Minor in Health Communication

A minor in Health Communication includes a unique blend of theory, research, and application. The study of health communication can contribute to disease prevention and health promotion in areas such as provider-patient communication, patient-family communication, public health messages and campaigns, health in mass media, public health, and technology and health. The minor is interdisciplinary and requires 21 hours, including courses from the Department of Communication Studies, the School of Health Administration, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Department of Psychology. Students will take the following:

COMM 2315Interpersonal Communication3
or COMM 2330 Small Group Communication
COMM 4326Health Communication3
MC 4322Health Communication Campaigns3
Select two of the following:6
Communication in Health Organizations
Introduction to Organizational Communication
Communication and Conflict Management
Family Communication 1
Communication and Gender 1
Intercultural Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Professional Communication
Organizational Rhetoric
Communication Training and Human Resource Development
Persuasion
Political Communication
Leadership and Communication
Relational Communication
Communication Internship
Select two of the following:6
Healthcare Organization
Ethics in the Health Professions
Healthcare Administration History, Culture, and Language
Training and Professional Development in Healthcare
Mass Media and Society
Introduction to Public Relations
Visual Literacy: Film
Health Psychology 2
Abnormal Psychology 2
Psychology of Persuasion 2
Lifespan Development 2
Social Psychology 2
Industrial Psychology 2
Total Hours21

 

1

 This course has a prerequisite of COMM 2315. Students should select that option as one of the required Communication Studies courses.

2

 All Psychology courses require the completion of PSY 1300 with a grade of C.

If a student is a Communication Studies major, only the core courses in Communication Studies (COMM 1310, COMM 2315, COMM 2330, COMM 2338, COMM 3301, COMM 3302) may count towards their minor in Health Communication.

If a student is a Healthcare Administration major, no courses may count for their major and minor.