Communication major/minor

The communication major consists of a core of courses including communication theory and ethics, interpersonal communication, public speaking, journalism, media and culture and organizational communication.

Concentration options

Students aiming at professional goals may chose to complete a concentration in:

  • Organizational communication
    This concentration focuses on the dynamics and ethics of professional communication within business, nonprofit and church organizations. Areas of study include institutional power dynamics and decision-making, conflict transformation, team building and interaction with technology.
  • Theatre
    Explore theatre through analysis, experimentation, research and production with this concentration. Students receive training in acting, directing, play production, play analysis and theatre history. 

If your interests fall outside one of these concentrations, we will help you tailor the major toward your specific goals. A minor may easily be added to the communication major. For instance, students interested in visual communication often complete a minor in art while students who want to work in public relations may minor in business administration.

If you want to supplement a different major with training in communication you may consider a communication minor.

Through classes, departmental activities, internships and other learning opportunities, you will be prepared for a career in print journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations, performance arts, communication consulting, church promotion, higher education, communication research, political communication, public speaking, organizational leadership and more.

Explore courses required for a:

A four year plan provides guidance toward a major in communication.

Declare a major or minor in communication.

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