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This program offers students an opportunity to gain the critical skills that every organization needs. You will learn to create and sustain relationships, influence others, and build lasting connections leading to rewarding careers. Students are taught to communicate sensitively and competently as global citizens and prepared for careers that require relationship building. You will be empowered to challenge assumptions, serve as a change agent, and gain the skills necessary to advocate for yourself and for others through the power of public discourse.
Graduates of the Communication Studies program will:
- Distinguish the communication discipline from related areas of study.
- Apply communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts in personal, public, and professional contexts.
- Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context using multiple communication modalities and technologies
- Critically analyze messages in various communication contexts.
- Evaluate the ethical elements of communication situations.
- Utilize communication to embrace difference.
- Interpret diverse perspectives and advocate with empathy for oneself and others.
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Communication Studies Major / Management Minor
Whether it’s through on-campus organizations, in her local community, or on a state-wide level, Marie-Clare Ofoegbu never stops advocating for the world around her.
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Career Paths for Communication Studies Majors
With a degree in Communication Studies, you can customize your future with the communication skills necessary to lead others. Graduates of our Communication Studies program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:
- Brand Ambassador
- Cultural Advisor/Liaison
- Communication Coordinator/Officer
- Director of Client Relations
- International Relations and Negotiations
- Lobbyist or Campaign Manager
- Patient/Client Advocate
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Career Connection Center.
The courses listed below are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree in business communication. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
|FYS 100||First Year Seminar||1 credit|
|CM 101||Public Speaking||3 credits|
|CM 115||Interpersonal Communication||3 credits|
|CM 120||Human Communication||3 credits|
|CM 205||Communication Ethics||3 credits|
|CM 206||Listening and Communication||3 credits|
|CM 211||Intercultural Communication||3 credits|
|CM 235||Media and Society||3 credits|
|CM 236||Communication Writing and Research||3 credits|
|CM 290||Internship Preparation||1 credit|
|CM 300||Advanced Public Speaking||3 credits|
|CM 310||Conflict Resolution and Negotiation||3 credits|
|CM 315||Communication Theory||3 credits|
|CM 331||Nonverbal Communication||3 credits|
|CM 390||Organizational Communication||3 credits|
|CM 401||Internship||Variable credits; minimum 3 credits required|
|CM 440||Persuasion Theory||3 credits|
|CM 445||Communication and Leadership||3 credits|
|CM 460||Communicating Identities||3 credits|
|CM 490||Communication Capstone||3 credits|
Minors and Other Options
Minor in Communications
Students majoring in Communication Studies may not earn a minor in Communication. A minor in Communication is available. Please contact the department chair for more information.
Students also have the option of completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. The student must fulfill all SEE requirements, program requirements and complete two semesters of a foreign language from the point of placement or completion of 202 level.
The BS/MS option is available for students majoring in communication studies who wish to combine their bachelor’s coursework with work toward a master’s degree in one of Stevenson’s graduate programs. Students choosing this option may earn their master’s degree in as little as one year after their bachelor’s degree. Interested students must formally apply for entrance into a BS/MS option in their junior year. Once admitted into this program, students develop an educational plan in consultation with their undergraduate and graduate advisors. A master’s degree in communication studies is available. For more information on this program, see the Stevenson University Online Catalog.
Over the last month, there has been a lot of news coming from Stevenson's Communication alums! Our department is thrilled to see our graduates thriving in their fields.
Communication's very own Lauryn Davis is one of the people thanking donors for supporting our students and for their committed philanthropy. Along with Dr.
Comm alum Julia Tucker ('14 undergraduate degree, '15 graduate degree), known to many for singing the The Star-Spangled Banner at Mustang Stadium, Camden Yards, and at other events, will be singing backup for Sarah Brightman .
Which Communication program is your best fit?
Stevenson’s communication programs offer different focus areas to help students craft their path to their desired interests and potential career. So, what’s the difference between Communication Studies and Business Communication at Stevenson?
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