College of Arts and Sciences
Communication Studies

Communications Studies

  • Communication Studies offers a liberal arts study of human communication designed to increase your understanding of how communication works and to improve your effectiveness as communicators in your community or in business. You take courses in public speaking, persuasion, and mass communication, as well as interpersonal and organizational communication. Special emphasis is placed on communication as a means of community-building and creating social change. Graduates go to careers in a variety of fields where thoughtful communication is required, or to graduate study in law, public administration, or communication itself.

    Degrees offered: BA, minor

  • News and Events

    Faculty, Students Delve into Pop Culture, featuring Professor Chris Paul and students Kathryn Smith (Strategic Communications major) and Anina Walas (Communication and Psychology major). Read the article here

    Alumni News: Alaska Airlines names Shaunta Hyde, class of 1992 Journalism major, managing director of community relations. More here

    Professor Caitlin Ring receives a Summer Research Fellowship to examine hate speech in social media. More here.