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Communication Minor

Gain the tools and techniques you need to appropriately communicate in groups, relationships and workplaces.

At the University of Central Missouri, our Communication minor is a strong addition to nearly any bachelor’s degree. You’ll gain the essential skills employers value as you learn more about interpersonal communication, small group and team communication, and how to speak and deliver presentations to audiences of all sizes. 

A minor in Communication from UCM will give you a better understanding of the ways our world is shaped by how we communicate. 

UCM’s Communication minor offers flexible options

Like UCM’s Communication degrees, many of our Communication minor courses are offered both on campus and online. Adding a Communication minor to your bachelor’s degree will help you succeed in nearly any role in any industry.

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Wendy Geiger, Ph.D.
Chair, Communication and Digital Media Production
Martin Building, Room 136-D
Warrnensburg, MO
Tel: 660-543-4247

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Communication and Digital Media Production

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Top 10% best-value program

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Online classes available

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Add to nearly any bachelor’s degree

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Gain public speaking skills

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Choose from a variety of electives

What you will study

Our world needs individuals who can communicate clearly and effectively.

Communication minors at the University of Central Missouri can customize this undergraduate program to complement their major, whether you’re studying Advertising, Events Management, Human Resources Management, Media Production, Public Relations or another field.

The core courses for the Communication minor cover a broad range of topics:

  • Communication in small groups/teams
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Public speaking or communication in practice
  • Introduction to communication theory or introduction to organizational communication

You can also choose from our expansive list of electives to complete the Communication minor.


Excellence in Communication

  • A Most Popular College for Communication & Journalism (College Factual, 2022)
  • Top 10%: Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism (College Factual, 2021)


Unique learning opportunities in communication

Communication minors gain valuable skills that can be applied in your undergraduate studies and beyond. Gain a deeper understanding of communication and apply your knowledge and skills by taking advantage of the following opportunities:

  • Student life activities: Put your learning into practice by joining some of UCM’s 200 student organizations. Communication minors can gain valuable experience by joining the Communication Studies Ambassador Group, which promotes our programs around campus and strives to enhance UCM’s Communication program for today’s and tomorrow’s students. 
  • Specialized research: Partner with faculty members by assisting with a research project.
  • Interactive Courses: Our Communication faculty are dedicated to linking the concepts learned in class to real-world experiences, engaging in small group activities and focusing on how technology impacts these concepts. 
  • Internships: Take your Communication minor further and gain experience that will attract employers’ attention. Our undergraduate students have pursued internships in positions that span a wide variety of industries.


What can you do with a minor in Communication from UCM?

No matter which industry you want to pursue a career in, strong communication skills will be essential to your success. Whether you want to become a more confident public speaker in-person or via a digital medium or are looking for skills to become an adept leader in the workplace, a Communication minor will help you succeed.

Discover a strong future in communication
How will a Communication minor help you beyond UCM? Use our interactive tool below to explore career options, salary expectations and more.




Financial assistance options for Communication students

UCM offers many ways to help finance your college education. In addition to general university scholarships, you may qualify for program-specific awards and other funding opportunities — in Communication or your major field of study. 

You can learn more about program-specific scholarships with the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Explore programs related to communication studies.

If you’re interested in communications but might want to explore related specialties, check out some of the other minors UCM offers:


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