Communication
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Health Communication

Health communication, one of the fastest growing fields in the broader communication discipline, addresses how communication intersects with all aspects of health (social, mental, and physical).

For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of the University Catalog.

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Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this minor must complete 18 credits (9 required credits and 9 elective credits). Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor. Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.00 in all courses applied to the health communication minor.

Three required courses (9 credits)

COMM 304 - Foundations of Health Communication Credits: 3

COMM 430 - Persuasion Credits: 3

COMM 334 - Family and Health Communication Credits: 3

One additional communication course (3 credits)

Other COMM courses may be substituted with approval of the minor director.

COMM 395 - Special Topics in Health Communication Credits: 3

COMM 399 - Special Topics in Communication Credits: 1-3(with approval of the minor director)

COMM 433 - Environmental Communication Credits: 3

Two courses from outside the communication department (6 credits) chosen from:

Students should confer with the health communication minor program director when making choices among these courses. Other courses may be substituted with approval of the minor director.

HAP 301 - Health Care Delivery in the United States Credits: 3

HAP 310 - Healthcare Ethics Credits: 3

HAP 395 - Health Care Finance Credits: 3

HAP 425 - Health Economics and Policy Credits: 3

HAP 442 - Introduction to Health Care Politics and Policy Credits: 3

HAP 445 - Introduction to Health Services Research Credits: 3

HEAL 230 - Introduction to Health Behavior Credits: 3

HEAL 310 - Drugs and Health Credits: 3

HEAL 325 - Health Aspects of Human Sexuality Credits: 3

HEAL 327 - Women's Health Credits: 3

HEAL 331 - Men's Health Credits: 3

HEAL 350 - Interventions for Populations and Communities at Risk Credits: 3

HEAL 351 - Relationship Health Credits: 3

HEAL 372 - Health Communication Credits: 3

HHS 432 - Healthy Aging Credits: 3

GCH 205 - Global Health Credits: 3

GCH 300 - Introduction to Public Health Credits: 3

GCH 310 - Health Behavior Theories Credits: 3

GCH 350 - Health Promotion and Education Credits: 3

GCH 360 - Health and Environment Credits: 3

GCH 412 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology Credits: 3

GCH 445 - Social Determinants of Health Credits: 3

GCH 480 - Health Maintenance and Health Aspects of Aging Credits: 3

INTS 310 - Violence and Gender Credits: 3-6

INTS 314 - Conflict, Trauma and Healing Credits: 6

INTS 410 - Contemporary Health Issues Credits: 3-18

INTS 440 - Death, Dying, and Decision Making Credits: 3

NUTR 295 - Introduction to Nutrition Credits: 3

NUTR 422 - Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle Credits: 3

PSYC 211 - Developmental Psychology Credits: 3

PSYC 313 - Child Development Credits: 3

PSYC 314 - Adolescent Development Credits: 3

PSYC 321 - Counseling Psychology Credits: 3

PSYC 322 - Behavior Modification Credits: 3-5

PSYC 325 - Abnormal Psychology Credits: 3

PSYC 326 - Therapeutic Communication Skills Credits: 3

PSYC 415 - Psychological Factors in Aging Credits: 3

PSYC 417 - Science of Well Being Credits: 3

PSYC 418 - Death, Dying, and Grieving Credits: 3

PSYC 466 - Psychology of Intimate Relationships Credits: 3

SOCI 390 - Sociology of Health, Illness, and Disability Credits: 3

SOCW 410 - Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Policies and Programs Credits: 3

SOCW 415 - Child and Family Welfare Credits: 3

SOCW 435 - Introduction to Gerontology Credits: 3

SOCW 445 - Social Determinants of Health Credits: 3

Total: 18 credits

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