Undergraduate Studies

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Opportunities await those who hold an undergraduate communication degree. The concentrations in the department of communication lead to a wide array of professional fields. Graduates may seek opportunities in the fields of law, business management, television/film production, writing or politics. These and many other job opportunities are open to those who have earned a degree in communication.
The USA Department of Communication offers a bachelor of arts degree in Communication with concentrations in:

Requirements for a major in communication

Communication majors must complete CA 110, Public Speaking, and 42 hours in one of the department's concentrations located on each track page. At least five communication classes must be numbered 300 or higher and must be taken at USA. Only three hours of credit from CA 394 or CA 494 can be used to satisfy this requirement.
In brief, the department’s commitment to a broad-based study of communication activities permits a more intelligent choice of career fields. In addition, it provides a more meaningful classroom experience during the junior and senior years.  The requirements listed below are for the catalog year 2017- 2018.  For other years, please consult the USA Bulletin.
All general education requirements can be found on the College of Arts and Sciences website.