As a communication studies major, you will work closely with your adviser to design a program of study suited to your personal goals and needs.
To earn a major in communication studies, you must successfully complete at least 34 credits (36 are recommended) in communication courses distributed into four categories:
- Communication Essentials
- Communicating Personally
- Communicating in Organizations and Groups
- Communicating to Influence
For choices in each category, see below.
COMM 1030: Speaking to Lead and Influence
COMM 3600: Leadership and the Art of Persuasion
COMM 4850: Senior Seminar
COMM 2020: Communication Dynamics in Interpersonal Relationships
COMM 3100: Communication Across Cultures: Identities and Differences
COMM 2090: Communication and Conflict in Groups and Teams
COMM 3090: Communication in Organizations
COMM 3110: Communication Training and Development
COMM 2050: Media, Culture and Society
COMM 3030: Rhetoric, Civic Participation and Social Justice
COMM 3070: Gender and Rhetoric
* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).
In addition to the courses listed above, you may enroll in:
- COMM 4954: Independent Study
- COMM 4604: Internship
For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.
Communication studies majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing COMM 4850: Senior Seminar. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).