Communication Studies

Course Overview

Unravel the mysteries of communication as your classes enhance your ability to initiate, develop, and maintain personal and professional relationships. Learn from nationally recognized specialists in interpersonal and organizational communication. Tackle an internship to apply what you’ve learned in class, in a variety of work settings. Prepare for study in the nation’s best Communication Studies graduate programs.

  • A national survey found that the ability to speak effectively, to listen carefully, and to write clearly are the first, second, and fourth most important factors in hiring decisions.
  • As a Communication Studies major, you’ll build a foundation for success in any number of careers, and you’ll learn how to form more rewarding relationships with family, friends, and the people you work with.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Basic Speech Communication
Interpersonal Communication

So

Communication Theory
Listening
Group Discussion

Jr

Interviewing
Organizational Communication
Power & Influence: Communication Strategies
Issues in Interpersonal Communication
Communication in Business & the Professions
Communication in Group Leadership

Sr

Conflict Management
Intercultural Communication
Internship
Advanced Public Speaking

Where Graduates Go

More than 96 percent of recent Communication Studies graduates surveyed found jobs less than three months after graduation. Recent graduates are now working in positions like Account Executive; Director of Human Resources; Assistant District Attorney; Director of Internet Communications; Director of Training; Marketing Education Manager; Pharmaceutical Representative; and Recruiting Coordinator. Many also continue on into graduate study.