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.

Degree options

Four-year

Customize your studies through one of two degree types.

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