Interpersonal Communication Track

Building strong relationships

The interpersonal communication track provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively and responsibly in a variety of interpersonal contexts including family, friend, work, and romantic relationships. Within these settings, you will apply that knowledge to recognize, explain and respond to a wide variety of communication problems and encounters.

Within the interpersonal communication track, the primary areas of study include:

  • Aging and ethics
  • Conflict, negotiation and mediation
  • Family communication
  • Gender and communication
  • Nonverbal communication and listening
  • Public speaking

For a more detailed outline of the classes required for the interpersonal communication track, please view the advising sheet.

Career options

While a degree in communication provides a foundation of knowledge and skills appropriate to a wide range of professions, you will need to consider carefully how you can tailor your broad education to specific jobs and industries. Internships, volunteer experience, elective courses and complementary majors or minors can play a pivotal role in your preparation for various careers.

The interpersonal communication track prepares you for careers in the areas listed below:

  • Advocacy
  • Arts management
  • Counseling and social services
  • Education
  • Fundraising
  • Graduate study
  • Health care management
  • Law enforcement
  • Human resources
  • Management
  • Marketing, advertising and public relations
  • Mediation
  • Nonprofit administration
  • Sales
  • Social work
  • Speech writing
  • Training and development
  • Volunteer recruitment and management

Communications students