At a Glance
- Emphasis on scholarly and professional skills in writing, speaking, interpretation and analysis, media literacy, diversity, and cultural awareness.
- Interdisciplinary program provides key skills sought by employers including communication, critical thinking, and writing.
- Coursework provides strong preparation for graduate study in literature, publishing, library/information science, creative writing, education, law, and other fields.
The dual major in English and Communication Studies offers students an interdisciplinary perspective on human communication across a wide range of personal, professional, cultural, and artistic dimensions. This program leads to a bachelor of arts degree and a foundation of knowledge for lifelong success in a broad range of careers, including journalism, multi-platform media production, content creation, information studies, public policy, management, and the law. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary nature of the program will give students the ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs and opportunities of the future.
Coursework and co-curricular experiences of this dual major include:
- Internships that offer students a thorough understanding of the principles of interpersonal, group, cultural, and multicultural communication;
- An appreciation of literary forms, genres, periods, and criticism;
- Hands-on experience in journalism, broadcasting, and media-studies;
- An examination of theoretical concepts of textual and cultural analysis;
- Experience in effective spoken and written communication in a broad range of forms, including persuasion, advocacy, debate, and creative writing.