Environmental communication is a growing career field. The environmental communication minor provides an understanding of environmental communication trends, policies, and practices to equip students in a variety of majors with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective managers and leaders in business, and in public and nonprofit organizations.
Environmental issues are complex, and every sector of society has a stake in clearly and effectively relating their messages or concerns to the public. The courses include both theory and practice and focus on the achievement of effective environmental communication skills to assist with the ever-changing problems and issues in environmental studies.
Graduates with an environmental communication minor will be able to analyze the various environmental issues, the values and assumptions behind those issues, and the communication tools available for persuasion and public policy decisions.