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 and Media Studies majors find jobs in professions such as public relations, sports marketing and promotion, journalism, law, and nonprofit arts organizations. Students will develop excellent speaking and writing skills as well as analytical skills. The program offers a flexible curriculum in which students may focus on their areas of interest. With 46 required credits in the major, students can easily complete the required minor as well as a double major if desired. Internships and study abroad experiences are encouraged and count toward the major.