One Major, Three Paths

Within the communication major, you can choose the area that best fits your goals and interests. This includes professional communication, media studies or speech communication. Requirements

Professional Communication

Whether you’re interested in working for a small, local non-profit or a large, global corporation, the Professional Communication path will provide you with an understanding of the key fields in which communication professionals often establish their careers. Learn more about the history and theory surrounding organizational communication, advertising and public relations, then examine specific case studies and apply the knowledge you’ve acquired as you progress through upper level courses. View Professional Communication Advising Worksheet (for students beginning Fall 2016), View Professional Communication Advising Worksheet (for students admitted prior to Fall 2016), Four-Year Plan 

Media Studies

Interested in film? Are you fascinated by the way media impacts individuals and society? The Media Studies path will introduce you to the history and theories of mass media as well as legal and business-related sides of the field. In your senior seminar course, you will create media projects that can be used to impress graduate schools and potential employers as part of your portfolio. View Media Studies Advising Worksheet (for students beginning Fall 2016), View Media Studies Advising Worksheet (for students admitted prior to Fall 2016), Four-Year Plan

Speech Communication

The Speech Communication path provides a general framework for understanding the role of language and speech and its relevance to communication as a whole. This path is ideal for students interested in pursuing graduate level programs in communication. As a senior, you will consult with a faculty member to write a thesis that relates to interpersonal and intercultural communication, persuasion, speech criticism or other area of interest. View Speech Communication Advising Worksheet (for students beginning Fall 2016), View Speech Communication Advising Worksheet (for students admitted prior to Fall 2016),  Four-Year Plan

Honor's Program in Communication

The Honors Program in Communication is designed for the student who has completed the Freshman/Sophomore Honors Program and wishes to continue that program in the field of communication. View program requirements



Communication Minor
Twenty-one credits in communication, including: COM 200, COM 210, COM 301 (nine credits). Twelve more credit hours selected in consultation with advisor.

Argumentation and Advocacy Minor
Twenty-one credits: COM 204, COM 210, COM 320, COM 321 COM 323. Six credits of electives taken from: COM 206, COM 301, COM 304, COM 363, COM 392, COM 450.