Take YOUR Place...
The 21st century is the Age of Communication. Whether face-to-face or digitally mediated, communication is at the heart of what we do in professional, public, and personal contexts.
Our major focuses on how communication helps people to better advocate, negotiate, and relate in different situations. We do this through classes in public advocacy, argument analysis, organizational communication, communicating across difference, negotiation and conflict management, interacting in family systems, and developing interpersonal communication competencies. Whereas debate and dialogue are often positioned as oppositional styles of discourse, we view these as complimentary areas of theory and practice. Through courses and other co-curricular activities in our department, we emphasize the importance of critical evaluation, argument, and the skills necessary for civil communication and constructive collaboration across difference.
A major in Communication Studies is as broad or as focused as you want to make it. We invite you to cater your major to YOUR interests while at the same time gaining a foundation in communication competencies relevant to your life as a professional, citizen, and family member.
The WORLD awaits—so let curiosity move you.