Communication, minor

Program Overview

Are you a people person who enjoys learning through conversation? Can you picture yourself applying your skills in just about any company or industry? If so, you should consider a minor in communication.

PLNU communication minors examine the rapidly changing communication landscape, and learn how to use communication competently in a variety of complex environmental and social contexts. You will also learn how to put your discipline into practice in the collective community around you, allowing you to constantly refine your ability to build and maintain your personal and professional relationships.

With a minor in communication at PLNU, you can look forward to a versatile curriculum that includes courses such as interpersonal and small group communication, gender and nonverbal communication, and speech and debate. This minor is also a perfect supplement to many other areas of study, including business, psychology, biology, and other sciences.

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Course List

For information about the courses required for the Communication, minor program, view the PLNU Catalog. 

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

PLNU communication minors are exceptionally skilled in the intangible aspects of their discipline that can form, sustain, and strengthen any company or community. These soft skills are highly sought after by employers, and according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers' Job Outlook 2016 report, employers rated verbal communication skills as the most important candidate quality.

A minor in communication can play a supporting role in a wide variety of careers and industries:

  • Media
  • Management
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • International Relations
  • Government
  • Ministry
  • Education
  • Law
  • Entrepreneurship
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