Communication Studies Track

Broadening your knowledge base

The communication studies track offers you the greatest flexibility of all the communication department’s programs. Through this program, you receive broad exposure to all the specialties within the department and are well prepared to work in a variety of communication industry settings.

The primary areas of study within the communication studies track include the following:

  • Interpersonal communication and public speaking
  • Intercultural communication and health
  • Nonverbal communication and listening 
  • Small group and organizational communication
  • Interpersonal communication, family communication and gender
  • Rhetorical studies and public speaking

For a more detailed outline of the classes required for the communication studies 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.

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

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

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