2023-2024 Undergraduate General Catalog

Communication Studies

Study in Communication concerns the nature of human interaction. As such, it is one of the most useful areas of study that a person might undertake. Communication is an integral component of a liberal education. Further, communication is an intrinsic feature of functional literacy in contemporary society. Oral communication competence serves the individual in interpersonal, group, organizational, public address, and mass communication settings. Further, training in communication is excellent preparation for the workplace.

The discipline of communication is eclectic, thus serving as an ideal complement to a student’s work in another field. In addition, it has much value in its own right in preparation for:

  1. advanced study in communication, business, political science, journalism, and law;
  2. positions in teaching, the media, public relations, advertising, business, politics, and the social services.