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Communication & Technology Minor

The communication & technology minor is an interdisciplinary course of study that analyzes the ways in which communication and technology work hand in hand. Through both communication studies and computer science courses, you will develop an understanding of the important role communication serves in technology development and use , as well as how to effectively use technology in communication settings. Technology is changing rapidly, and communication is a vital activity across society.

Why minor in communication & technology at Whitworth?

  • Take hands-on courses, such as Media Innovation and How to Make Darn-Near Anything, that provide opportunities to work directly with technology and communication tools on applied projects.
  • Choose elective courses that fit your interests and career goals.
  • Receive guidance and feedback from professors and mentorship in individual and small group projects.
  • Get involved on campus through student media like The Whitworthian newspaper, Beyond the Pines public relations agency, Canopy (the yearbook), and Whitworth Radio and/or the Association for Computing Machinery Club.
  • Network and gain insights into career options by attending guest speaker and professional development events hosted by the communication studies and math & computer science departments.
  • Explore and discuss social and ethical issues related to communication and technology in your courses.
  • Become who you're meant to be.

Our communication & technology grads make a difference (and get jobs)

A minor in communication & technology prepares you for graduate school and jobs in a broad range of disciplines including digital/social media, software development, artificial intelligence, journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing and game development.

Ask our faculty

Ask Kevin

Associate Professor Kevin Grieves teaches courses such as Writing for Mass Media, Video & Audio Journalism, and International Media.

Ask Erica

Associate Professor Erica Salkin's areas of expertise include journalism, media and law, public relations, and digital communication.

Ask Pete

Professor Pete Tucker's areas of expertise are computer science education and software development.

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