Communication is the study of messages ranging from interpersonal conversations between friends to mass mediated messages to the world. Communication skills are highly valued by employers, and communication majors find jobs in several professional areas such as public relations, professional sports marketing and promotion, journalism, law, and nonprofit arts organizations to name a few. Students will develop excellent speaking and writing skills in the major; they also develop excellent analytical skills.
The Communication and Media Studies department program is intended to be a flexible major in which students may focus on their areas of interest. With 46 required credits, Communication and Media Studies students can double major, and are required to complete a minor. Internships and study abroad experiences are encouraged and count toward the major.