Communication Studies

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What is Communication Studies?

Communication studies encompasses critical thinking with a keen understanding of interpersonal, organizational and public communication. Learn the best ways to be heard, read and see no matter where you are communicating. Students can choose to study human and organizational communication or rhetoric and culture. Whether talking to thousands of people or having a one-on-one conversation, a concentration in communication studies helps you find your voice.

Careers in Communication Studies

A degree in communication studies allows graduates to pursue careers as human resources managers, recruiters, sales directors, healthcare counselors and non-profit directors. Discover the best ways to be heard, read and seen no matter where you are communicating. Students can choose to study human and organizational communication or rhetoric and culture. Whether you are talking to thousands of people or having a one-on-one conversation, a concentration in communication studies will help you find your voice.

▼   Major Requirements

CA 100: Introduction to Communication
CA 200: Survey of Communication Theory
CA 210: Argumentation
CA 222: Rhetorical, Culture, and Society
CA 260: Digital Writing and Production
CA 275 : Decision Making in Small Groups
CA 300: Foundations of Communication Research
CA 310: Persuasion
CA 445: Ethics and Social Responsibility in Communication

Choose five

  • CA 211: Interpersonal Theory
  • CA 230: Communication in Organizations
  • CA 315: Gender and Communication
  • CA 330 (W): Intercultural Communication
  • CA 360: Communication and the Internet
  • CA 410: Advanced Persuasion
  • CA 411: Relational Communication
  • CA 422: Rhetorical Theory
  • CA 424 (W): Rhetorical Criticism
  • CA 430: Advanced Organizational Communication
  • CA 453: Political Communication-Processes and Effects
  • CA 456: Social Media and Politics
  • CA 475: Communication in Group Processes
  • CA 496: Professional Studies Internship  
▼   Minor Requirements

Students majoring in communication studies are required to have a minor. A full list of minors can be found at Majors and Minors.