The Communication Studies major provides students a platform for understanding the diverse ways communication creates, maintains, and transforms relationships, organizations, institutions, and society. In preparing students to communicate across an ever-changing communication landscape, the major's core courses ensure students learn how communication functions across foundational areas of the discipline. Electives are organized so that students may tailor their plans of study to meet specific personal and career goals.
Specific objectives of the communication studies major:
- To develop competencies in analyzing communication situations
- To construct and present messages appropriately adapted to specific contexts and audiences
- To develop the communicative skills essential to complementing careers in a variety of fields including, but not limited to business, law, politics, health care, social work. religious ministries, and teaching.