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Communication Studies Major Requirements

For more detailed information, refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.

The Communication Studies major is provided for students seeking a general approach to the study of communication. A wide range of subjects and theoretical perspectives are studied.

Required Communication Core Courses

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Public Speaking


  • Group Communication
  • Research in Communication Studies
  • Senior Seminar

Required Communication Courses

  • Survey of Mass Media
  • Introduction to Global and Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication


  • Organizational Communication
  • Persuasion and Social Movements


  • Public Advocacy and Argumentation

One from:

  • Minorities, Women and the Media
  • Gender, Communication and Society
  • American Indian Rhetoric
  • African American Rhetoric

Two additional 300 or 400- level course selected with a faculty advisor.