Academic Programs

Whatever your current interests or career aspirations are in the field of communication studies, combine in-depth classroom learning with hands-on experience and strong faculty mentorship, and you’re sure to have a jump start within the field. The Department of Communication Studies offers one undergraduate degree (five emphasis areas available) as well as a graduate degree and various minor areas of emphasis.

 

 Undergraduate Study in Communication

Because the field of communication focuses on interacting with a wide variety of people through diverse print, electronic and oral media, it’s important for you to be exposed to all areas of the field. All communication majors complete the same 16-hour core curriculum, plus an additional 24 hours in the area of emphasis best suited for your personal and professional goals.

BA in Communication, General Communication emphasis

BA in Communication, Journalism emphasis

BA in Communication, Public Relations emphasis

BA in Communication, Advertising emphasis

BA in Communication, Organizational Communication emphasis

 

 Minors in Communication

Not sure you want to pursue an entire degree program, but you’re interested in a particular emphasis area? You can earn a minor with just 21 hours of coursework. Learn more about the courses required for each of the minor programs: 

 

 Graduate Degree in Communication

Master of Science in Communication
 
Visit the Graduate School to learn more about admission requirements, application deadlines, graduate teaching assistantships and more.