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Major in Communication Studies

What is Communication Studies?

Communication Studies is applied communication for public and private life. It takes theory into practice in every area of life, from business and industry to family and friendship. As a Communication Studies major, you will "build your own" degree in consultation with the Undergraduate Directors to design a program of study tailored to meet your professional and personal goals.

What courses will I take in this major?

In this major, you may select from the entire set of course offerings in our department. Course examples include:

  • COMM 201      Human Communication in a Technological Age
  • COMM 304W   Persuasion
  • COMM 342      Environmental Communication
  • COMM 350      Communication & Community Relations
  • COMM 454W   Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 456      Organizational Communication
  • COMM 458      Rhetoric & Popular Culture
  • COMM 406      Political Communication
  • COMM 407      Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 422      Communication Research Methods

View complete curriculum and course descriptions.

Where can I intern or get a job?

Communication Studies prepares you for employment in entrepreneurial ventures, family business, for-profit and nonprofit firms, and other industry specific opportunities. All Communication Studies majors are encouraged to pursue one or more internships, both as a volunteer and as a for-credit experience. Internship opportunities are available year-round through our departmental Internship Office.