May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Communication Studies Emphasis

Communication Studies Core Requirements

The Communication Studies major provides students with the opportunity to learn about the central role communication has in our lives. Students learn to identify, analyze, and evaluate various communication goals and successfully adapt messages to the demands of complex situations. As global citizens, students learn to understand, value, and manage diverse communication behaviors associated with people from other groups, organizations, and cultures. As communication professionals, students gain competence in the theoretical and ethical foundations that drive research, organizational, and professional practices. A major in communication studies prepares students for a professional career in government, industry, academia, or graduate school. Students majoring in Communication Studies must complete the 12-credit communication studies core and the additional 33 hours in a specific area of emphasis.

Total Credits: 45

Note: Students must complete at least 18 credits in upper division courses.