Minor in Communication

In today’s workplace, whether in business, technology, marketing, politics, education, consulting, international affairs and much more, employers seek employees with strong communication skills when hiring new college graduates. The ability to verbally communicate with others and the ability to create and/or edit written documents is highly valuable for any employer.

The minor in communication may be pursued concurrently with any undergraduate major. If you pair your major with a minor in communication, not only you have made yourself more marketable, but you will also understand the workplace and a variety of other situations better.

Our program encourages students to develop a broad understanding of communication theory and research while honing oral, written, and production skills.

A minor in communication will provide you with useful knowledge of human resources management, advertising, marketing, public relations/political campaign management, events management, speech writing, media production, or journalism.


All students have opportunities for research, global-engagement, public service, and career preparation. As a communication major you can:

  • Apply to the communication honors program and work closely with a professor on a research project of your own. Read more >>
  • Earn communication credit while studying abroad with Mason’s Center for Global Education.
  • Gain practical experience with a student media organization such as Fourth Estate (the student newspaper) or WGMU (the student radio station).
  • Develop speaking skills through the Debate or Forensics teams.
  • Learn valuable job skils by interning at major media outlets, government agencies, and private corporations (organizations such as the NBC Today Show, ABC News, ESPN Radio, or USA Today). Read more >>