Communication Studies

Currently, this program is not accepting applications.

This Bachelor of Science program allows you to create your own major. There are a core of classes that you take from Communication Studies, but you complement those with courses from two or more other departments. Be as creative as you like to put together a powerful program to jumpstart your future.  

Program Highlights

  • Flexible degree allows you to select courses from many departments to meet your career goal.
  • One of few “interdepartmental” majors on campus.
  • Can be combined with the sales certificate offered by the Department of Marketing.
  • Diversity in internship experiences through a variety of businesses, nonprofits and charitable organizations.
  • This discipline is also available as a minor to complement another major. 

Program Distinctions

  • Core classes occur in smart classrooms in Riverview, the only campus building on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • An award is given each year to a student for an “outstanding internship.”
  • Ten scholarship funds focus on communication studies.

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • Sales
  • Mediator
  • Speech Writer
  • Press Secretary
  • Social Media Promoter
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Community Relations Coordinator

University Facts & Stats

  • 93% of communications studies graduates employed

  • 1 million hours of campus, community volunteer service

  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants

  • More than 200 student organizations

  • Among Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" 

  • 2021 Military Friendly® Top 10 School designation

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