Communication Studies

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The Art of Communication

Research has shown that strong communication skill provide the necessary foundation needed to be successful in business, social, and personal relationship. According to the National Communication Association, “At its foundation, communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, and is the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.”

Why A Communication Degree?

Man presenting slideshow to audienceEnhancing your communication skills can support your skills for any career field as any career field has communication as part of the job skills needed to be successful. The National Communication Association reports, “Employers identified the ability to verbally communicate with others inside and outside the organization and the ability to create and/or edit written documents as among the top ten skills they seek when hiring new college graduates.” In an increasing competitive job market having a focused communication degree, or even minoring in communication as support for your larger degree, can allow you to stand out among the crowd. If you are undecided in what you want to study, taking communication classes can help you explore any pathway while providing you with vital skills for any degree and career. 

This area of study may be for you if:

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  • You are interested in improving your communication skills in a variety of situations and/or skills that will help you in ANY job field
  • You interact with people in a variety of contexts and/or if you often work in groups or teams
  • You often give presentations formally or informally for work
  • You are interested in learning more about media and mediated communication
  • You are interested in any of these areas of communication:
      • Health Communication
      • Strategic Communication (Advertising and PR)
      • Mass Media (Social Media/Journalism)
      • Environmental Communication
      • Political/Social Justice
      • Critical Cultural Studies

 *Speak to an advisor if you have an interest in any of these areas 

Visit the National Communication Association to find out more about communication as a major.


Courses

We offer a variety of class times and modes of instruction to help you create a schedule that fits your needs:

  • Face-to-face classes meet during the day or evening.
  • Hybrid classes meet face-to face once or twice a week (day or evening) as well as online.
  • Online classes meet entirely online.

While these classes are taught in different modes, they all require a similar commitment of time to complete successfully.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to explore some of the wide variety of classes offered within the Communication Studies department and experience the personal attention and dedication of our instructors first-hand. We look forward to seeing you in our classes.