Why Choose a Communication Minor?
The communication minor at Ferris is the perfect complement to just about any course of study. Required courses help students develop skills in public presentation, interpersonal communication and group dynamics. This is supplemented by coursework in communication theory. Students build on this foundation by electing 9 credits of 300 level courses that are relevant to their interests or career goals. This, in turn, allow students to design a minor which enhances their marketability in today's competitive world while improving their personal communication skills in ways that can lead to greater success and satisfaction in their private lives.
The communication minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree except those pursuing a B.S. in Applied Speech Communication or a B.A. in Communication. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major or program. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the major. Students may apply 6 credits of overlap between minors.
An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. The communication minor requires a minimum of 21 credits of course work in communication, nine of which are at the 300 or above level, completion of COMM 299 (Theories of Human Communication), and a minimum 2.0 grade average in all communication course work comprising the minor.
Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.
Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
Dr. Lon Green
1009 Campus Drive/JOH 121
Big Rapids, MI 49307