Communication Studies

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In this fast-paced world that relies on instantaneous communication, speaking, writing, reporting, and video skills are increasingly important.

The communication studies major (BA) offers 4 emphasesCommunication and Social InfluenceConvergent JournalismElectronic Media, or Public Relations. You can also minor in any of these areas of study.

What Will I Study?

You have a chance to get firsthand experience on our College newspaper or in our TV studio, as well as internships on- and off-campus. Our facilities and faculty will provide you with experience and knowledge to help land your dream job.

Communication Studies Internships

What Kind of Job Can I Get?

The communication studies major prepares you for a job or graduate school in areas like:

  • Journalism
  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations
  • Teaching
  • Business
  • Industry

What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?

  • NASA’s Public Affairs Outreach and Education Manager for the Exploration Technology Development Program
  • Visual Storyteller (video and graphic design) at Blue Ocean Ideas, LLC, in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Senior Reporter, Orlando (Florida) Sentinel
  • Co-Host of “Living in the Heart of Virginia” for WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia