Communication Studies

Every student can benefit from a communication studies degree.  No matter what you choose to do in life, you will do it better with a thorough understanding of the human communication process. Pair this major with your regular major to create a powerful education. Consisting of only 27 credits, it is easy to manage.

Program Highlights

  • Flexible core that facilitates scheduling.
  • Education Abroad opportunities that build global communication skills and perspective.
  • Extensive on-campus and community activities that enhance multicultural and global learning and perspective.
  • Committed faculty with extensive backgrounds either as a participant in or leader of international study opportunities in Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Active student groups are competitive, inclusive and provide leadership opportunities as well as social interaction.
  • 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.
  • Ten scholarship funds focus on communications studies.

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • Sales
  • Mediator
  • Speech Writer
  • Press Secretary
  • Technical Copywriter
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Public Opinion Researcher

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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