The Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies explores communication in various contexts and forms, incorporating writing, speaking and computer-mediated communications across the curriculum.
The communication studies program prepares students to meet the current needs of business and industry leaders, who demand college graduates who demonstrate effective communication skills, problem-solving abilities and leadership experience in addition to the ability to think critically and conceptually. Students emerge from the major in communication studies as proficient, critical consumers and producers of messages and interactions at the personal, social, civic and professional levels.
Graduates pursue various careers, including sales, retail management, non-profit organizations, human resources, corporate training programs, government agencies and health care, while others own their own businesses, attend graduate school or enter the political arena.
Communication Studies Programs
Students may elect to complete a major or a minor in communication studies. The major in communication studies culminates in a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree.
The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 12 semester hours in the same foreign language or demonstration of proficiency at that level of study.
In the communication studies program, students learn: