Communication Studies Undergraduate Program

Why major in communication studies at Missouri State?

  • You will learn through experience with internship and service-learning opportunities that promote community involvement while providing vital job skills.

  • Our program strengthens your verbal and written communication skills, which are in high demand by employers.

Degree options

Review a sample degree plan to graduate in four years.

Ease your transfer process.

Begin graduate course work as you finish your bachelor's degree.

Career options

While a degree in communication studies 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.

A communication studies degree prepares you for careers in the following areas:

Arts management

Counseling and social services


Graduate study

Health care management

Human resources

Law enforcement


Marketing, advertising and public relations


Nonprofit administration


Speech writing

Training and development

Volunteer recruitment and management

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