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 emphases: Communication and Social Influence, Convergent Journalism, Electronic 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 University 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.
What Kind of Job Can I Get?
The communication studies major prepares you for a job or graduate school in areas like:
- Public Relations
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 Sentinel (Florida)
- Co-Host of Living in the Heart of Virginia for WSET-TV in Lynchburg, Virginia