The Department of Communication Studies offers the following undergraduate programs:

Bachelor’s Degrees

Communication Studies Major
Students discover and utilize appropriate communication skills for solving problems, making decisions, and managing conflict through organizational communication, interpersonal communication, rhetoric and public address, news writing and reporting, and public relations.
  • Interpersonal and Organizational Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Rhetoric and Public Address
Journalism Major
The Journalism major offers an in-depth study of journalism and mass communication, giving practical experience in writing, reporting, editing, and publication production.
Public Relations Major
The Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations prepares students to become outstanding public relations professionals and difference makers in the field. Focusing on a combination of theory and practice, students gain knowledge and skills needed to succeed in public relations careers such as nonprofit and social causes, sports PR, event planning, and public relations in entertainment.


Public Relations Minor
The public relations minor allows students interested in another major and public relations to gain an understanding of the field and how it impacts other areas.
Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.