Communication Studies

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The communication studies major is designed to give you a background in communication while providing the opportunity to learn about media, public relations, and organizational communication, among other elements of the discipline. Depending on your interests and the elective courses you choose to take, as well as additional majors and/or minors, you may pursue a wide range of career options.

The communication studies major equips you with the following skills:

  • Influence of Media & Strategy
  • Team Building
  • Decision-making
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication Ethics
  • Interactive Media
  • Communication Theory
  • Leadership Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Group Communication
  • Event Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Methods of Persuasion
  • Organizational Analysis
  • News, Public Affairs & Society
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Gender & Communication


Current requirements for communication studies:

Communication Studies

Declare as a major

If you are not currently in School of Communication and would like to switch to a communication studies major, please meet with the School of Communication academic advisor to discuss the major.

You may declare a communication studies major online when you have completed the pre-communication courses for your catalog year and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. If you have questions about the declaration form or your requirements, please contact the School of Communication academic advisor.

Declare this as your major

Declare as a minor

This is an 18 credit hour communication studies minor.

Communication Studies Minor

Declare this as your minor