The Department of Communication Studies offers the following undergraduate programs:

Bachelor’s Degrees

Communication Studies Major
The communication studies major offers an in-depth study of communication in various contexts, including but not limited to classes in: rhetoric, argumentation, interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, conflict management, intercultural communication, and family communication.
Journalism Major
The journalism major offers an in-depth study of journalism, cultivating practical experience in writing, reporting, editing, and publication production and management. Students can choose from three concentrations: news and storytelling, media studies, and sports journalism.
  • News and Storytelling
  • Media Studies
  • Sports Journalism
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.

Minors

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.