School of Social Sciences and International Studies

Minor in Communication Studies

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Why Choose Communication Studies?

The School of Social Sciences and International Studies at Wright State welcomes you to share our passion and dedication to the field of communication. Communication is central to all activities whether it is in political communication, public affairs campaigns, or social media. Our faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduates students are dedicated to keeping current in their fields of expertise. You can join our alumni, one of the highest number of graduates at Wright State, in striving to make the world a better place.

Study from a social scientific perspective how humans create, transmit, receive, and respond to messages. The communication studies program will help you better understand intrapersonal and interpersonal communication. The mass communication program sharpens your skills in mediated processes and effects, social media, digital media, and other multimedia processes. Your intellectual, organizational, and social abilities will increase through our new curriculum. These abilities can be applied to a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, organizational, and mediated settings. Your courses will underscore real-world experiences with theoretical frameworks. Your ability to critically think about the world around you cannot be overemphasized. We strive to help you participate in a democratic society as an informed and civically engaged citizen and demonstrate global and multicultural competence.


What can you do with a degree in communication studies?

  • Account Manager
  • Activities Director
  • Advertising Executive
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Career and Training Advisor
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • College Admissions Counselor
  • Community Relations Director
  • Conference Coordinator and Supervisor
  • Department Administrator
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Health Services Manager 
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Instructional Designer
  • International Student Coordinator
  • Journalist
  • Labor Relations Consultant
  • Language Arts Teacher
  • Leasing Consultant 
  • Legal Communication Consultant
  • Legislative Correspondent
  • Linguist
  • Manager
  • Media Relations
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Multicultural Specialist
  • Museum Curator
  • National Fraternity Chapter Consultant
  • National Sorority Chapter Consultant
  • News Anchor 
  • Newspaper Publisher
  • Paralegal
  • Private Investigator
  • Production Assistant
  • Promotional Specialist
  • Public Affairs Director
  • Publications Editor
  • Publicist
  • Quality Inspector
  • Radio News Director
  • Radio Talk Show Host
  • Recreational Representative
  • Residential Housing 
  • Rights Advocate
  • Salesperson
  • Script Writer
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Specialist
  • Speech Teacher
  • Speechwriter
  • Sports Announcer
  • Sports Marketer
  • Student Activities Director
  • Student Services Director
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Telemarketing
  • Television Producer
  • Television Reporter 
  • Tour Guide
  • Webmaster
  • Wedding Consultant

Real-World Experience

Past students have interned at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Dayton Dragons, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Cox Media, Central Intelligence Agency, religious organizations, and hospitals.

Success Stories

Amanda Harris, a communication studies student who interns in the New Media Incubator, helped beginning French students work on their language skills by producing storytelling videos.
Vicky Lindsey is set to graduate early from Wright State with a degree in communication studies.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Minor in Communication Studies program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Admission requirements are designed to be consistent with existing department requirements. These requirements are as follows:

  • Student must be an undergraduate and have junior status.
  • Student must have admission in another degree program.
  • Student must have completed 60 hours of coursework.
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.25.

If you are a current student and meet these requirements, go to the WINGS Express Major/Minor change request form or talk to your advisor about adding a minor.


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