As an undergraduate major in Communication Studies, you will develop theoretical and practical communication skills and knowledge in the following:
- Develop, produce, and disseminate effective presentations in multiple forms, media, channels, and contexts.
- Competently analyze and interpret relational/group/organizational/community communication, public discourse, and contemporary media.
- Competently and reflectively construct and analyze arguments and discourse intended to influence beliefs, attitudes, values, and practices.
- Conduct systematic and competent inquiry in communication systems, processes, and messages (a process in which one formulates, asks, and systematically attempts to answer questions and then understands the conclusions and their implications and limitations).
- Process and select appropriately from a repertoire of knowledge and skills to design and implement effective communication plans or programs for specific subareas of communication.
- Apply deep knowledge and skills in communication in real world settings, integrating ethical standards and respective diversity in their personal and professional lives.
Students are expected to develop strong research and practical skills through our required courses, and can tailor most of their communication coursework to their particular areas of interest. So, while we require a strong foundation, the program of studies is designed for maximum flexibility.