Communication Studies

The academic program in communication studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, emphasizes training in oral communication skills and the cognitive principles and strategies that support them. The refinement of communication skills in public, interpersonal, small group, and organizational contexts is central to both personal and professional growth.

It is expected that over the course of their lives, most speech communication majors will change vocations as many as five to 10 times in order to adapt to fast-moving changes in our business and professional communities. Basic and advanced communication competencies are central to current as well as future vocational opportunities.