In our society, it's hard not to communicate. We raise our eyebrows to show surprise and wave to say 'hello.' We ask questions before class, discuss the newest movie with friends after school and persuade our parents to extend tonight’s curfew. We post daily blogs and chat online, read newspapers and magazines, watch TV and listen to the radio. Why is information so important to our lives — and why does it influence our thoughts and behaviors? Find the answer through communication, the study of how messages are used to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels and media.
If your interests and career goals don't quite fit into one of the existing communication concentrations, you can work with your faculty adviser to create an individualized course of study. This tailored program will include a solid foundation in the field of communication and help you prepare for a career where you can be as specialized or flexible as you would like to be.
For more information, visit the Department of Communication website.
Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".
A variety of opportunities are available to students majoring in communication studies. Whether you're curious what career opportunities await you; what internships, research projects or student clubs are available; or who your professors will be, we can help you find the answers.