Communication (Minor)

Strong communication skills are a valuable asset in all career fields. The Minor in Communication complements all majors, teaching you technical skills, writing, and the social and cultural aspects of communication.

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The Minor in Communication will strengthen your ability to communicate across disciplines, teach you the latest computer technologies, develop your sensitivity to the social and cultural aspects of communication, and help you build a portfolio of writing samples.

Program Overview

Communication minors learn skills that are applicable in a broad range of fields. We'll teach you to communicate across disciplines, utilize the latest computer technologies, understand the social and cultural aspects of communication, and build a portfolio of writing samples.

Career Opportunities

With a Minor in Communication, students will gain the skills needed to handle communication responsibilities in a broad range of fields. Communication-focused career options include:

  • Web design and development
  • Journalism
  • Social media
  • Public relations and marketing
  • Technical writing
  • Technical editing
  • Information architecture
  • Instructional design

Students are required to take 15 credit hours of communications coursework.

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Students who wish to declare a minor should email ugaa@iit.edu with their name, student ID number, and intended minor. Not all minors are applicable to all majors.

Featured Faculty

Karl Stolley
Associate Professor of Digital Writing & Rhetoric Director, Gewgaws Lab Associate Professor, Information Technology and Management
Gregory Pulliam
Senior Lecturer in Communication, Rhetoric and Linguistics Director of Undergraduate Programs Director of Communication Across the Curriculum
Xiaoqian Li
Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies
Matt Bauer
Department Chair Associate Professor of Linguistics Director, Speech Analysis Lab
Mohamed El Marzouki
Assistant Professor of Communication