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
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.