Communication Arts and Mass Media, Minor

Program Code: CASCM_UMNR

Students must apply for entrance to the minor after achieving fifth semester classification. This minor is not available to students enrolled in any of the majors in the College of Communications or any other communication major including: CAS, CASBL, CASCC, CCBA, CCCC, COMAL, COMBA, COMCC, or COMCL.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select one of the following:3
COMM 100
Media and Democracy Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Media Effects Keystone/General Education Course
The Art of the Cinema Keystone/General Education Course
The Nature of Media
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Human Communication Keystone/General Education Course
Business and Professional Communication Keystone/General Education Course
Rhetorical Theory Keystone/General Education Course
Communication Theory Keystone/General Education Course
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 select credits from any CAS or COMM 200-300 level courses6
Select 6 credits from any CAS or COMM 400-level courses6

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Erie

David H. Kahl Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
44 Kochel
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6207
dhk10@psu.edu

Career Paths

The minor in Communication Arts and Mass Media can be pursued by students in most Penn State Behrend degree programs. The minor will help you to become a more skilled and critical creator and consumer of communications. Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for college and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center beginning in your first semester.

Careers

A minor in Communication Arts and Mass Media will be a plus in any career field that requires facility with written and oral communications and presentation prowess, including education, political science, psychology, economics, accounting, and marketing.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A MINOR IN COMMUNICATION ARTS AND MASS MEDIA

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

A minor in the liberal arts, particularly when added to a major program outside of the liberal arts, demonstrates to graduate school admissions committees your commitment to interdisciplinary thinking.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Contact

Erie

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
170 Irvin Kochel Center
4951 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563
814-898-6108
HumSocSci@psu.edu

http://behrend.psu.edu/school-of-humanities-social-sciences