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A minor in communication requires five courses, including Communication: Foundations of Public Communication and Communication: Human Communication Theory; three courses are selected from two different tracks. These courses, chosen in consultation with a program counselor, should represent a coherent study of communication relative and complementary to the student's major.
After Hiram – Communication major
A firm foundation for the future
A Hiram education ensures that students have been exposed to studies across many disciplines and graduate with the critical thinking skills needed to enter a variety of career fields or graduate study. Our communication major promotes both theoretical and hands-on learning to ensure that students are prepared for a career in many industries.
Students are also given opportunities to complete research, an apprenticeship or internship before they graduate. Some recent external internship sites have included • WEWS, News Channel 5, Cleveland • Cleveland Cavaliers • Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital • Cleveland Bar Association • WOIO-WUAB, Cleveland • Farm and Dairy Agriculture News • 850AM WKNR, ESPN Cleveland • Ohio Magazine • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens • Time Out, Buenos Aires, Argentina • Hospice of the Valley
Types of careers our students pursue
The depth and breadth of Hiram’s program ensures that our students are well prepared for the future. Examples of professional positions young alumni hold include:
Although minors are not required for graduation, many students choose one. A minor area of study consists of courses specified by each department. Typically, minors consist of five or six courses, over half of which must be taken at Hiram College.
Why pursue a minor?
Minors allow you to pursue areas of interest that your major alone won’t cover. They can help supplement your major-related coursework, help you become a more well-rounded and accomplished student, and communicate to potential employers that you have a diverse knowledge base and the drive to continue learning.