The Communication Studies department has temporarily switched to a mostly virtual presence

Staring on 3/15/24 the Communication Studies department has temporarily switched to a mostly virtual presence due to the construction in Central Classroom.

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Prospective Students

In the Communication Studies degree program you’ll learn essential skills for work and family life – from trust building to persuading, from negotiating to resolving conflict, from training others to crafting memorable messages. Our majors and minors excel in five ways demanded by employers, needed in communities, and essential to thriving relationships: communicating effectively in speech and writing, thinking critically, practicing ethics and respect for diversity, understanding new communication technologies, and collaborating successfully with others.

Students seeking a broad understanding of the field can pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies while students who wish to specialize in this degree may elect a concentration in Professional and Organizational Communication or Rhetoric and Public Culture. Students can also Minor in Communication Studies.

I had previously been to other universities, but nowhere else compared to the compassion and support I found in the faculty here. My professors believed in me, even when I didn’t. They took the time to get to know me as a person and constantly stretched my limits. They have helped make so many things possible in my life.”

Stuart Kemmer, former student

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HUMANeX Ventures


Career Prospects

Current Majors & Minors

In Fall 2020, The Department of Communication Studies recently updated our curriculum to reflect developments in the field and the expertise of our faculty. These updates include a new prefix that reflects our new department name (COMM instead of CAS), new class numbers, changes to several classes, and new versions of the major or minor.

Students who declared their major prior to Fall 2020 have the option to remain under the “old” degree requirements or elect to change to the “new” major. Most current students will find it to their advantage to switch to the “new” major. All students should work closely with their advisor to ensure that they select the version of the major that works best for them and keeps them on track for graduation.

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Communication Studies

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