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While pursuing your degree, you'll explore human communication in aesthetic/creative, intercultural, interpersonal, digital, legal, organizational, and political contexts. Opportunities to research topics of diversity and social justice, popular media, health, sports, embodied expression, and other topics are 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.
Communication Studies majors examine human communicative behavior and the symbolic processes through which humans interact. Many graduates pursue careers in: