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Communication Studies

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College: College of Liberal Arts & Communication

Department: Communication Studies


The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies focuses on the ways that people make use of both verbal and nonverbal messages to generate meanings within various contexts, cultures, and media.

Why major in communication studies?

75% of a person's day is spent communicating in some way, so the importance of being able to communicate clearly cannot be overemphasized.  Communication skills are essential to personal satisfaction and academic success, as well as employment.

Coursework Overview

Courses provide a strong theoretical foundation in communication as well as an emphasis on improvement in practical communication skills.  Majors in Communication Studies have the flexibility to focus on specific areas of interest while obtaining a thorough understanding of communications.


Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.

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Additional Opportunities

Students may also choose to become involved with departmental activities such as the debate team or Lambda Pi Eta, the national honor society for communication students.

Accredited by ACEJMC

ACEJMC LogoThe College of Media & Communication is certified by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism & Mass Communications for our undergraduate programs.

Only 109 schools in the U.S. are accredited by ACEJMC.