At a Glance
- Students will learn to speak, listen and demonstrate empathy well in a variety of communication contexts creating competent communicators for the changing world.
- Communication Studies provides a flexible degree path for students interested in wide-ranging careers and graduate study including public relations, marketing and sales, journalism and broadcasting, advocacy, and law.
- The faculty work one-on-one with students to facilitate experiential learning through internships, academic research presentations, and service learning.
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.