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While pursuing your degree, you'll investigate communication in aesthetic, cultural, international, interpersonal, legal, organizational and political contexts. Opportunities to research gender and diversity, narrative and social change, politics, social influence and other topics are also available.
There are three areas of study:
Interpersonal, Digital and Organizational Communication examines the impact of communication theory in multiple contexts. It explores how human and digital communication influences cultures, groups, and individuals. It also teaches effective communication in different types of organizations.
Communication, Culture and Public Discourse examines how communication is influential in the formation and growth of every culture. It explores the power of communication in terms of persuasion, public advocacy, public address, and public policy.
Performance Studies examines how performance is central to the development of human beings and cultures. We are always performing different roles, and performance is a tool used to communicate different messages.
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences encourages students to explore teaching at the secondary level as a career option. The student’s academic advisor in the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising can assist students with specific requirements for teacher certification in Speech. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to sit for the certification examinations in Speech.
Communication Studies majors examine human communicative behavior and the symbolic processes through which humans interact. Many graduates pursue careers in: