Communication Studies as a discipline uses a variety of methods explores human communication
considers a variety of contexts in which it occurs, such as co-worker relationships,
cross-cultural interactions, or political campaigns.
Communication Studies also instills in students strong communication skills, including
but not limited to
Communication Studies is a strong liberal arts major that opens the door to a wide
array of careers. Majors pursue careers in areas such as public relations, marketing,
human resources, corporate training, and event management. They also pursue careers
in many aspects of media, such as journalism, publication, and broadcasting. The
program is also designed to prepare you for graduate work in communication and can
help you prepare for other graduate programs, such as law school, public administration,
or student services. Combine it with another major and our program provides you
with marketable communication skills for just about any career!
The major consists of
The program is designed to be flexible and we provide you with lots of options!
As a major, you can focus more on rhetoric, interpersonal communication, or media
based on your interests and career goals - although you do need to take some courses
in each area. You can give the major a more applied dimension through your course
selections and/or by pursuing an internship in lieu of an advanced communication
course. Begin work in the major with the communication skills core as you decide
on your interests within the discipline.
Consider combining communication studies with another major of your interest. By
adding a Communication Studies major to a more traditional one, you can create an
academic profile highly attractive to prospective employers. Cognate courses can
easily be found in political science, psychology, business/economics, and sociology/anthropology.
Or you can add a Communication Studies
There are a lot of ways to find out more about the major!
1. Contact our Department Chair, Ted Sheckels,
2. Use the navigation on your left to further explore this course of study.
3. Consider registering for COMM 201 Intro to Communication!