College of Arts and Sciences
Communication Studies

Communication Studies

  • Communication Studies is a liberal arts major.  Students in the major develop a deep understanding of how communication works in different contexts, studying how language works, digital media, intercultural and interpersonal communication. Communication Studies majors develop effective oral and written communication skills along with vital research skills that will serve them well regardless of their future career path. Students get valuable practical training in applying their communication knowledge and skills through internships or service learning courses that are useful for both building experience and finding jobs after graduation. Our majors go on to graduate school or careers in diverse fields ranging from marketing, real estate, corporate communication and communication consulting to development aid work and non-profit advocacy.

    Degrees offered: BA, minor

  • News and Events

    Finding Poetry In the News!

    Monday, April 27, 2015 6:30-8:30pm, Pigott Auditorium

    Jeffrey Brown

    Jeffrey Brown, Senior Correspondent for PBS NewsHour, will read from his new poetry book, The News, at 6:30 pm on Monday 4/27 in Pigott Auditorium. This event will also feature a discussion between Jeffrey Brown, Dr. Sonora Jha (Communication) and Dr. Susan Meyers (English), as well as members of the Copper Canyon publishing board, on the relationship between news, journalism, and literature.


    Faculty, Students Delve into Pop Culture, featuring Professor Chris Paul and students Kathryn Smith (Strategic Communications major) and Anina Walas (Communication and Psychology major). Read the article here

    Alumni News: Alaska Airlines names Shaunta Hyde, class of 1992 Journalism major, managing director of community relations. More here.