Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

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How can I learn more?

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How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a communication studies degree program?

Areas of emphasis in the communication studies program

  • Relational dynamics

    Relational dynamics examines how to develop and maintain satisfying personal and social relationships. Courses related to conflict management, interpersonal communication, social media, family, health and social influence are paired with classes on organizational and business communication to allow students relational expertise in a variety of contexts.

  • Public advocacy and civic engagement

    Public advocacy and civic engagement emphasizes public aspects of communication. It includes classes related to project management, public interaction, civic responsibility, persuasion, advocacy, political processes, communication aesthetics and speechwriting, among others. Students will learn ethical and inclusive communication practices that allow them to serve as innovators and leaders.

  • Minor

    The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno also offers a minor in communication studies. The minor focuses both on the practice and development of skills for competent communication as well as analyzing and studying the how people create shared meanings and interpretations of the world around them.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

46% of undergraduate students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive financial aid. If you think your family’s income is too high to qualify for financial aid, you might be surprised.

50%+ of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

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