Communication and Media Studies (Minor)

Why Choose a Communication and Media Studies Minor?

An academic minor can be a great choice for students who have already chosen their major from another department, but who wish to supplement their education and increase their odds for a great career by taking a concentration of courses from another area. If you want to improve your communication skills, develop an in-depth understanding of communication fields such as journalism, speech writing, PR, advertising, or health communication, CLC offers a minor in communication that will certainly benefit your education and your career.

Fayetteville State University has introduced me to many opportunities and provided me a strong support system.
Bria Battle
Communication Major '19
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What Will You Learn?

In order to earn a minor in communication, you will need to complete 18 credit hours with a grade of C or higher in all minor requirements. In addition to two introductory courses, you will be required to complete four elective courses which allow you to concentrate on an area of interest for you, such as journalism, speech and professional communication, or health communication.

What Will You Do?

There is a wide range of jobs for which communication majors are prepared. Some of these jobs include the following:

  • producers and writers for television;
  • producers and writers for national or local television;
  • news photographers; journalists for print, electronic, and online publications;
  • PR and advertising specialists;
  • crisis specialists;
  • health communication consultants;
  • event and meeting management;
  • social media coordinators;
  • community relations professionals;
  • human resources;
  • speechwriters;
  • educators, and more.
  • Dr. Eugenie Almeida
  • Prof. Deirdre Hawkins
  • Dr. Todd Frobish
  • Dr. Alanna Miller
  • Prof. Joseph Ross
  • Dr. Alexandru Stana
  • Karen Andrews
  • Ray Thomas
  • Amy Justice
Part Time Faculty
  • Prof. Darlene Johnson
  • Prof. Susan Paschal

Some of the courses that we offer include:

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Fundamentals of Journalism
  • Film & Video Appreciation
  • PR and Advertising
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Magazine and Feature Writing
  • Health Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Communication Research

There is a wide range of jobs available for communication majors, including:

  • National and local TV writers and producers
  • News photographers
  • Journalists for print, electronic, and online publications
  • PR and advertising specialists
  • Crisis consultants
  • Health communication consultants
  • Event and meeting management
  • Social media coordinators
  • Community relations professionals
  • Human resources
  • Speechwriters
  • Educators