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The minor in communication studies explores basic communication principles to help you better understand your own and others' communication in relationships, organizations, and our society.

Why should I study communication?

The field of communication studies is about using your own self-awareness to relate to and interact with others on personal and professional levels. In today's world where people are constantly "plugged in" to technology, the demand for exemplary digital and face-to-face communicators is at an all-time high.

As a student minoring in communication studies, you'll explore interpersonal and group communication, public speaking, and communication strategies—and gain the foundational communication skills necessary to thrive in life.

What can I do with this degree?

This minor is especially encouraged for students in fields where an additional study of communication theory and practice would be valuable: psychologybusinessyouth ministrytheologypolitical sciencereconciliation studies, or art.

What skills will I develop?

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Public speaking
  • Strategic planning
  • Public relations
  • Communication analysis

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Study intercultural communication overseas 

Study abroad provides unparalleled experiential learning related to intercultural communication. That's why the Department of Communication Studies runs Europe Term, a study abroad semester spent living with a group of Bethel peers at various exciting locations throughout Europe—including Schloss Mittersill, a castle in Austria.

Top 5 in speech sweepstakes at the 2014 National Christian College Forensics Invitational

0 National Forensics Championships

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FEB 22 2018

Oh, My SEOUL! I was THERE!

11:15 a.m. University Library Fireside Lounge

Hear about what life is like in South Korea in this Global Perspective of Students presentation.

MAR 6 2018

Raising Human Trafficking Awareness in Minnesota

11:15 a.m. University Library Fireside Lounge

Through the Bethel Frogtown/Summit-University Community Partnership, Breaking Free collaborated with Bethel's Communications Studies and Psychology Departments to develop a series of educational videos that will be used to raise awareness of human trafficking.

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