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Department of Communication Studies
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Malloy Hall 101
Phone: 785-628-5365
Fax: 785-628-4075

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Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Because the field of communication focuses on interacting with a wide variety of people through diverse print, electronic, and oral media, it's important to learn about a number of topics in the field. All communication majors complete the same 16-hour core curriculum, plus an additional 24 hours in the area of emphasis best suited to their personal and professional goals.  Undergraduate majors select one emphasis from the following three options:

BA in Communication, General Communication emphasis

BA in Communication, Public Relations and Advertising

BA in Communication, Organizational Communication emphasis


Minors in Communication Studies

Students studying in any field and with any major at FHSU can still study important aspects of human communication by declaring a minor in Communication Studies. There are three minors offered, each requiring 21 credit hours of coursework:

Advertising and Public Relations

General Communication

Organizational Communication


Master of Science in Communication Studies

Those seeking advanced studies in communication can participate in a Master of Science program based on advanced research in the field through a lens of practical application.  Graduates of the program have taken important jobs, started their own businesses, and advanced to top doctoral programs around the country.  The department offers the option to complete a significant research-based project completed over two semesters or author a graduate thesis. Graduate students select one emphasis from the following two options:

Organizational Communication

General Communication


The FHSU Graduate School has additional information regarding admission requirements, deadlines, funding, and assistantships.

FHSU Graduate School Click to visit the Graduate School website

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