Program in Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies, Dance, and Theatre offers a Bachelor of Arts major in communication studies with tracks in mass communication and speech communication. Additionally, the department also offers a minor in Public Relations and Advertising and a second minor in Public Communication. Students are also able to self-design a minor course of study.

The learning outcome of students with programs in Communication Studies are:

  • Students will be able to identify and explain various communication theories and apply them to understand texts, events, relationships, messages, or settings.
  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and ethically in a variety of contexts and formats (written, visual, oral, and mediated).
  • Students will be able to explain how communication and media institutions shape selected dimensions of social life (politics, law, ethics, gender, or culture).