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Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Admission Requirements

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. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major or program. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major.  Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

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.

More Information

ADVISOR: Cami Sanderson
PHONE: 231-591-2995

Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 119
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-3675

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Interpersonal Communication
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
Small Group Decision Making
Theories Human Communication
Additional COMM Courses
Need to take three communication courses 300 level or higher for a total of 9 credits.