Degree Type
College of Liberal Arts


The minor in communication is designed for students in all majors at OSU-Cascades. Critical thinking, written and oral communication, and collaboration are applicable skills to any major area of study or career field.

The communication program at OSU-Cascades emphasizes the study of communication in interpersonal, community, group and intercultural contexts. Students taking communication courses can expect to learn how to use communication concepts and theories as critical thinking frameworks for exploring and understanding their everyday and unique communication experiences.

Strong writing and speaking skills are sought after in many careers. Students earning a minor in communication can apply what they learn to a wide variety of careers including business, public administration, social services, recreation, criminal justice, natural resources, and teaching. Undergraduate education frequently serves as preparation for graduate and professional schools offering advanced degrees in communication, law, counseling, business administration, social work, and other social sciences.

Check out the College of Liberal Arts course schedule for information on what communication courses are planned at OSU-Cascades. Work with your advisor to help plan communication minor requirements with your major requirements.


Program Information

The Community Dialogue Project (CDP) was initiated March 2003. The goals of the project are: (1) to study dialogue as a means of building community across a variety of contexts and (2) to provide Central Oregonians with resources and educational opportunities to explore dialogue as a way of being and interacting with others. Read more about CDP.