Online Communication Minor
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The online minor in communication focuses on teaching students how communication processes create, maintain and transform identities, relationships, workplaces, and communities. Our courses prepare you for success in a variety of career fields or graduate study.
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- Earn credits you can apply to a future college experience at ASU
- Pay for credits after you pass the class
- Take college courses without barriers or applications
- Improve your application standing at ASU
- Develop skills necessary for an ever-changing world
- Earn certificates through CE, or simply take classes to nurture your curiosity.
- Low to no cost programs offered in-person and online
The online minor in communication at ASU is offered by the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. This program provides a liberal arts grounding and a social science focus. Courses will allow students to engage with many questions, such as:
- How can language and nonverbal communication influence a person’s success in the workplace?
- When, how and why do cultural differences make it difficult to communicate?
- Why are some topics difficult to discuss and consistently lead to conflict?
- Why do people differ in how committed they are to their work?
- Why do some relationships flourish while others fade away?
Through rigorous coursework and rewarding applied experiences, graduates gain effective communication skills that are highly sought by employers.
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- Top 5 for best qualified graduates, according to Wall Street Journal
- Top 20 for humanities research, according to the National Science Foundation
- 20,000 enrolled students, 89 undergraduate majors, 134 graduate degrees and 22 interdisciplinary schools and departments
- $115 million in research expenditures
- #1 university in the nation for innovation
A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.
Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.