Communication Skills for Contemporary Challenges

In business, government, civil society and personal relationships, we are continually called upon to be competent communicators. We are expected to foster collaborative and civil discourse, cope with conflict, elicit and share information, and make clear and persuasive presentations of ideas and concerns. The Department of Communication offers a 33-credit undergraduate major in Communication that prepares you to engage practically and intellectually with these contemporary challenges.

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Selecting the Communication Major 

Majoring in Communication prepares you for a career in a wide array of industries, including, but not limited to, politics, entertainment/news media, health care and corporate communication. Enhance your Communication degree by earning a specialization (indicated on your degree) in one of four areas. The 33 credits of coursework in Communication include five courses (15 credits) in core areas and six courses (18 credits) in the student's areas of interest in Communication.


Want to Specialize Your Course of Study?

Specializing in one of our four communication concentrations gives you the chance to package yourself as an expert in Leadership in Organizations and Community, Health and Wellness Communication, Relationship and Family Communication, and/or Strategic Public Communication and Public Relations. You can also cross-specialize, increasing your marketability and job preparedness. Our goal is to help position you for a number of exciting career opportunities.

Current Student Resources

A number of resources are available to help you navigate the Communication program. Faculty guide you in making choices that reflect your interests and career objectives.