Communication Studies is based on the understanding that communication itself is the primary, constitutive social process that explains all human experience in a diverse and technological world. Students are grounded in theoretical understanding of communication, engaged in practical application, and encouraged to develop communication competencies that can be applied in interpersonal, family, group, organizational, and community contexts.
Strategic Relationship Maintenance prepares students for work as human resource specialists, employee managers, public relations specialists, personal relationship consultants, and is an excellent preparation for graduate studies in social science research programs.
Organizational Communication prepares students for work in consulting, training and conference planning. This concentration presents lucrative and satisfying careers to speech communication graduates. Job opportunities are available in education, government, business, and industry as well as private practice as a consultant.
Rhetoric, Ethics, and Social Justice graduates have succeeded in law, industrial and organizational communication, religious leadership, educational administration, and public relations.
A minor is required for students majoring in Communication Studies. Options include but are not limited to: linguistics, health professions, human services, management, marketing, psychology, public relations, and Spanish.