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.
Our flexible Communication Studies program can be tailored to meet your interests, whether through a double-major or other pairings to help craft your unique career path.
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:
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.
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|
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.