The BA in Communication Studies offers an education, emphasizing the scientific and creative bases of communication. Students complete a thorough academic program consisting of courses in theory, research methods, presentations, and engaged learning. Students will have the opportunity to select their elective courses in order to complement their area of interest and expand the students' repertoire of competencies and skills. Enhancing the core and concentration-specific classes are courses in a related area, the study of other cultures, and contemporary technology.
A bachelor's degree in communication studies is perfect preparation for a career in corporate training, foreign service, law, politics, labor relations, human services, campaign management, event planning, account representation, sales, or survey research. All told, the major is designed to augment students' lives and careers through a clearer understanding of the effects of communication and messages in their professional and personal lives.