The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies offers students the opportunity to acquire both a broad understanding of the principles of human communication and the practical skills necessary for effective oral and written communication. The degree has many applications, and after graduation students pursue diverse paths that include employment in event promotion, labor negotiation, political speechwriting, news journalism, public relations, education, and corporate communications. In addition, many communication studies majors decide to continue their study of the field at the graduate level or to pursue graduate work in a related field.
Student Learning Outcomes
The student learning outcomes for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies are presented below:
- Graduates will be familiar with major concepts, theoretical trends, empirical findings, and historical trends in communication studies.
- Graduates will understand and apply basic research methods in communication studies, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
- Graduates will communicate effectively in a variety of formats and settings, including oral, written, and mediated communication.
Students must meet all requirements for admission to the university as specified on our Applying for Admissions site. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies has no separate or special admission requirements.
- Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to baccalaureate degrees as specified on our Academic Requirements site.
- Students must take at least 30 hours at the 3000 level or above and at least 15 hours at the 4000 level.
- Students are required to make a grade of “C” or higher in each course applied toward Major Requirements.