The Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies is focused on human communication in spoken, written, and audio-visual forms, and the exploration of why people communicate as they do in various contexts. This field of study encompasses interpersonal, group, and organizational communication; multicultural communication; journalism; broadcasting; media studies; persuasion; advocacy and debate; and effective speaking. The program includes course work in each of these areas along with opportunities for application of skills in journalism, multi-platform media production, independent academic research, and related internships. Our objective is to provide a flexible degree option for students who seek a range of career opportunities, as well as an excellent foundation for graduate student in communication, media, public policy and law.
Student Learning Goals
Our goal is for all graduates in the Communication Studies program to:
- Speak, listen and demonstrate empathy well in a variety of communication contexts.
- Produce excellent written work.
- Advocate in an effective and informed manner before both large and small groups.
- Understand and apply human communication theory to interpersonal, group, organizational, and public settings.
- Critically examine communication and media content.
- Be competent to produce a variety of mass-media forms.