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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.
  • Utilize communication to embrace difference.
  • Interpret diverse perspectives and advocate with empathy for oneself and others.

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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

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 211 Intercultural Communication 3 credits
CM 290 Internship Preparation 1 credit
CM 2XX Communication Writing and Research 3 credits
CM 2XX Listening and Communication 3 credits
CM 300 Advanced Public Speaking 3 credits
CM 310 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 3 credits
CM 390 Organizational Communication 3 credits
CM 3XX Nonverbal Communication 3 credits
CM 3XX Communication Theory 3 credits
CM 401 Internship variable credits
CM 490 Communication Capstone 3 credits
CM 4XX Communication and Leadership 3 credits
CM 4XX Persuasion Theory 3 credits
CM 490 Communicating Identities 3 credits
Tracks and Minors

Tracks and Minors


A minor in Communication is available. Please contact the department chair for more information.

Minors at Stevenson

BA Option

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.

BS/MS Option

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.

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