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COMMUNICATION STUDIES AT MSU DENVER

"The art of communication is the language of leadership." -James Humes

Whichever career you choose to pursue, you won’t succeed if you can’t communicate effectively. Verbal and nonverbal communication are essential qualities in leadership roles and team settings. Effective communicators even have the ability to sculpt public opinion and transform societal influences. We can’t teach you how to be the president, but we can teach you how to communicate like one.

The Department of Communication Studies is dedicated to excellence in instruction and best practices. Our expert professors have been churning out quality professionals for decades, adapting to the rapid changes in media that have affected our curriculum. Our graduates enter the workforce with the ability to succeed in a variety of industries such as government, education, banking, journalism, small business and everything else in between.

The ability to speak and write clearly and eloquently is an in-demand skill for many employers. This might explain why the study of communication is one of the fastest-growing disciplines at colleges and universities across the country, but this isn’t a new phenomenon to us. And as our successful graduates can tell you, this course of study will leave you primed to find the ideal place and medium in which to make your mark.



“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

Analyst, Training & Product Development Specialist, HUMANeX Ventures


Career Prospects

Here’s where a B.A. in Communication Studies might take you:
Advertising, business, nonprofits, health care, broadcasting, government, international relations, law, and social and human services.



“Every member of our faculty truly believes communication defines what it means to be human. And teaching the theories and philosophies behind this compelling topic is our way of sharing our fascination with the intricacies of human communication.”

Karen Lollar, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies


Our Communication Studies Program Options


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