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 

The major allows you to take coursework in Organizational Communication, Mediated Communication, Health Communication, and Family and Relational Communication. You can earn a specialization (indicated on your degree) in Strategic Public Communication and Public Relations. 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.


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.

Want to Specialize Your Course of Study?

The new Strategic Public Communication and Public Relations specialization is available to Communication majors. You will focus on enhancing your knowledge of critical communication methods and techniques, and get prepared to compete more effectively in today’s fast-paced workplace. Our goal is to help position you for a number of exciting career opportunities.