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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Communication Studies

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Department Communication Studies
College Arts & Humanities
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BA, BS
Program Description Communication Studies is a field of study inviting students to engage in the theoretically-informed practice of communication in their personal, professional, and public lives. Students who succeed in Communication Studies can expect to meet the following goals:
  1. Presentations: Increased confidence and competence in public presentations.
  2. Relationships: Knowledge of the manner in which communication creates, maintains and transforms relationships and the ability to engage in effective and productive relational communication.
  3. Contexts: Knowledge of the crucial role communication plays in community, professional and civic contexts, and the ability to use communication behaviors ethically and effectively in various contexts.
  4. Diversity: Knowledge and respect for the role of culture and diversity in communication, and the ability to effectively communicate within and across cultures.
  5. Influence: Competency in reflective construction and analysis of arguments and discourse intended to influence beliefs, attitudes, values, and practices.
  6. Technology: Ability to effectively use communication technology and to critically evaluate how technology affects communication.
  7. Research: Competence in systematic inquiry, including the process of asking questions, systematically attempting to answer them, and understanding the limitations of the conclusions reached.
Admission Requirements Admission to Major is granted by the department.
Minimum University admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Other Requirements To graduate with a Communication Studies major, students must maintain a 2.2 GPA in the major.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Communication Studies Department
230 Armstrong Hall
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001
507-389-3284 (fax)
1-800-627-3529 (MRS/TTY)
College Advising College of Arts & Humanities Advising
Student Relations Coordinator
226 Armstrong Hall

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