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Communicate with passion. Advocate with compassion.


This program supports students who have an entrepreneurial mindset, allowing them to maximize their career options by taking specified electives, working in multiple internships, or through undergraduate research. You will learn people and relationship skills, management skills, and intercultural communication. Your faculty advisors will help you determine your optimal career path based on your interests and goals. This degree can also be a springboard to further communications graduate programs.

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.

Tailor Your Degree to Meet Your Goals

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.

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Learn to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, in all contexts. These transferable skills are sought by today’s employers.

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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:

  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Training/Development Specialist
  • Customer Service
  • Hospitality
  • Patient Advocacy/Relations
  • Financial Services
  • Recreation/Tourism Management

Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.



Required Courses

CM 101 Public Speaking (CI)
CM 101H Honors Public Speaking
CM 115 Interpersonal Communication (CI)
CM 120 Human Communication (CI)
CM 205 Communication Ethics (CI and HUM)
CM 211 Intercultural Communication (HUM pending)
CM 255 Small Group Communication
CM 2XX Communication Research and Writing (WI)
CM 2XX Media and Society
CM 2XX Listening and Communication
CM 290 Internship Preparation
CM 300 Advanced Public Speaking
CM 310 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
CM 390 Organizational Communication
CM 3XX Nonverbal Communication
CM 3XX Communication Theory
CM 401 Internship
CM 4XX Persuasion Theory
CM 4XX Communicating Identities
CM 4XX Communication and Leadership
CM 490 Communication Studies Capstone (WI)
Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors


A minor in Communication is available. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. Specific information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Academic Information section of the catalog

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