Communication Arts Major: Human Relations Option (B.A.)

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Students choosing the Communication Arts Human Relations Option explore practical, theoretical, and historical perspectives on the study of human relationships in professional and personal contexts. With so many of today’s employers emphasizing the value of human communication skills in potential employees, the Human Relations Option offers students the knowledge and hands-on learning they need to develop their oral and written communication skills, as well as their ability to work in teams. Coursework covers topics such as verbal and nonverbal communication, perception, identity, conflict, human resource management, power, health, social psychology, human development, and counseling.  An internship in the area of human relations is required.

Students must complete all of the Communication Arts major requirements. The option in Human Relations consists of 24 credits as distributed below. Note that some courses may also be used to fulfill the requirements of the Communication Arts major. Courses applied to the option must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and overall GPA of 2.0. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 credits, including the Human Relations Internship, at UNH Manchester.

Program Requirements

Select four of the following courses 116
Global Perspectives on the Human Condition: An Introduction to Anthropology
Management of Human Resources Management
Relational Violence
Conflict in Relational Communication
Special Topics in Communication Organization, History, and Policy
Special Topics in Applied Communication
Communicating in Families
Social Media for Organizations and Business
A Socio-cultural Perspective on the Deaf Community
Introduction to Psychology
Social Psychology 2
Child Development 2
Adult Development and Aging 2
Counseling 2
Advanced Topics (Adult Development and Aging) 2
Select one of the following courses4
Exploring Relationships
Communication and Power
Independent Study 3
Seminar 3
Select one of the following courses 44
Internship/Communication in the Urban Community
Total Credits24

At least two courses must be above the 400 level.


Course has prerequisites


Topic must be related to human relations


Internship must be in the human relations area, with advisor approval

For more information, contact Jeff Klenotic, program coordinator, at (603) 641-4130 or, or contact the Office of Admissions, (603) 641-4150.