Public advocacy and civic engagement
This public advocacy and civic engagement pathway focuses on how we influence and persuade public audiences through speaking, argument and mediated communication. Students learn about advocacy campaigns in business, political, community, or social movement contexts.
Relational and family communication
Relational and family communication courses allow students the opportunities to consider relationships and families in communication contexts. In addition to learning key interpersonal and family communication theories, students learn applied skills for their personal and professional lives.
Communication across cultures
These courses will provides students with skills related to intercultural, cross-cultural, multicultural and intracultural communication practices. Students learn about diversity, difference and inclusivity as it applies to multiple contexts.
Students who engage in community organizing classes learn organization and coordination skills related to bringing communities together to promote their best interests. Skills include organizational communication, interpersonal interaction across cultures, public speaking, internet savvy and engaging political discourses.
Business and professional communication
The business and professional communication track prepares students with practical skills for the modern workplace including understanding organizational communication structures, interpersonal skills, computer-mediated interaction, intercultural communication and working in teams and groups, among others.
Health communication courses allow students insights about communication practicesrelevant to the health professions. This includes courses in interpersonal interaction, health systems, intercultural communication, organizational structures and important to the modern health workplace, online communication.
Communication technology courses provides students with skills related to online interaction including social media use and management, online interpersonal skills, technical writing proficiencies and computer-mediated communication literacies.
A degree in Communication Studies lends itself to many extraordinary career opportunities. The interpersonal, written, public and organizational communication skills learned as part of the major, along with the technical savvy and intercultural awareness that are a key part of communication studies, prepare students for multiple career options.