Communication Studies focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication. Our mission is to produce well-rounded communicators who are capable of speaking and listening effectively, thinking critically, and writing clearly.
Majors select a concentration of specialization in one of three critical areas:
• Organizational Communication and Leadership
• Public Relations
• Health Communication
The Communication Studies major requires twelve (12) courses—eight (8) core courses and four (4) concentration courses.
The minor in Communication Studies consists of the following courses: COM 110, COM 220, COM 306, COM 395, and any two elective courses selected from the list of Concentration courses.
View the catalog for program plan and course descriptions.