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The department offers a graduate Pathway program for high-achieving undergraduate students majoring in Communication Studies. This Pathway program offers the opportunity for outstanding students to advance their careers by pursuing the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a parallel and coordinated program. This combined degree program enables strong and motivated students to move more efficiently through their academic career, accelerating the timeline for earning both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
In this combined degree program, you'll investigate communication in aesthetic/creative, intercultural, interpersonal, legal, organizational, and political contexts. Opportunities to research gender and diversity, narrative and social change, popular media, health, sports, social influence, and other topics are available.
The curriculum is designed to facilitate your mastery of theory and research, to develop your research capabilities, and to enhance your preparation for a variety of careers or further graduate study. This combined degree program is enhanced by opportunities to conduct research with faculty members, participate in regional and national festivals and professional conferences, and complete internships with corporations, social service organizations, and government agencies.
Communication Studies majors examine human communicative behavior and the symbolic processes through which humans interact. Many graduates pursue careers in: