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Program Options

The Department of Communication Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies. 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.

The B.A. in Communication Studies offers the opportunity for students to tailor their degree based on their interests and goals:

  • Students seeking to generalize can choose from an extensive list of courses designed to provide a broad range of communication knowledge and skills.
  • The Professional and Organizational Communication concentration prepares you for careers in consulting, training, employee relations and management.
  • The Rhetoric & Public Culture concentration enhances students’ ability to craft effective messages, connect with diverse audiences and individuals, persuade, and lead positive change.

Generalist (No Concentration)

The Communication Studies Major without a concentration will prepare students with a uniquely broad base of communication knowledge and skill. The required courses are taught frequently and often taught online, maximizing schedule adaptability. Students can enhance their studies by consulting with a departmental advisor about courses related to these themes: communication systems, culture and society or identity and relationships.

For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit the University catalog or download the Generalist (No Concentration) Advising form.

Professional and Organizational Communication Concentration

The Professional and Organizational Communication concentration prepares graduates for work in consulting, training, and conference planning. This concentration presents lucrative and satisfying careers to Communication Studies graduates. Many job opportunities are available in education, government, business, and industry, as well as private practice as a consultant.

For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit the University catalog or download the Professional and Organizational Communication Advising form.

Rhetoric & Public Culture Concentration

The Rhetoric & Public Culture concentration enhances students’ ability to craft effective messages, connect with diverse audiences and individuals, persuade, and lead positive change. They learn what makes persuasion possible so they can effectively communicate in personal, professional, and academic settings. Having this knowledge adds immense value to students who leave the program knowing what works and what fails in the processes of ethically shaping the thoughts, feelings, and actions of others in today’s fast-paced, interconnected, digital communication environment.

For a complete list of degree requirements, please visit the University catalog or download the Rhetoric & Public Culture Advising form.

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