Chairperson: Scott D'Urso, Ph.D.

The health communication minor prepares students to solve important problems in healthcare by applying theories, concepts and methods from the communication arts and sciences. The program takes an innovative approach to health communication—bringing together the science of social influence with the science of human centered design. It equips students with the skills to better solve problems and serve patients and customers. Students bring real-world experience to discussions about the role of communication in national and global health issues. They gain theoretical and practical knowledge of public advocacy and the critical capacity to evaluate face-to-face and mediated health information. Ultimately, the minor offers students new insight for a competitive edge for any health-related career.

Health Communication Minor

Students are required to complete 18 credits to complete the Health Communication minor.

Required courses:6
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Persuasion
Health Communication
Choose two of the following:6
Health Communication Campaigns
Patient-Provider Communication
Cultural Diversity in Communicating Health and Wellness
Electives - Choose two of the following:6
Writing for Health and Medicine
Medicine and Literature
Women's Health
Veteran Health and Culture
Primary Health Care Concepts
Public Health
Politics of U.S. Health Care
Culture, Health and Illness
Race, Gender and Medicine
Men, Masculinities and Health
Introduction to Spanish for Health Care
Advanced Spanish for Health Care
Theology and Global Health
Medical Ethics
Total Credit Hours:18