The Communication Studies program is a liberal arts major emphasizing theory and practice in various human and mediated communication settings. The students in the department will develop the communication knowledge and skills needed in a rapidly changing society.
The department is divided into multiple specializations (sometimes referred to as sub-plans) and one college core concentration:
- Digital Filmmaking and Television
- Emerging Communication Technologies
- Health and Wellness Communication
- Interpersonal and Strategic Communication
- Mass Media and Social Media
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Minors we share with other programs:
Because of the flexible nature of the field, the program can be easily tailored to accommodate individual interests, aptitudes, and career goals. Each student works with a faculty adviser to plan a program of study and complete a select group of required core courses. These courses introduce basic concepts and skills. Students can also take various optional courses to pursue more specialized areas.
Students are encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone, develop their creative talents, and apply classroom learning through participation in extracurricular activities, internships, and conference presentations. The courses available cover various topics, from health communication to interpersonal skills, political persuasion, and television production.
Graduates from the department are strong candidates for positions in public relations, human resources, health communication, administration, fundraising, advertising, sales, market research, media production, public affairs, public health, journalism, and much more.
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