College of Liberal Arts
Welcome! The Department of Communication Studies offers students a major that emphasizes the interconnectedness of the Catholic faith and disciplinary practice. The curriculum is designed to develop both demonstrable skills and theoretical fluency and to provide hands-on experiential opportunities. The goal of the department is to produce graduates who remain keenly aware of their ethical responsibilities in the use of communication techniques and principles, who are competitive in the market place, and who embrace fully the ideal of lifelong learning.
Communication Studies majors are well prepared to enter careers in journalism, public relations, editing, politics, law, business, or radio broadcasting. Majors are also well prepared to pursue graduate degrees in journalism, media studies, creative writing, technical writing, rhetoric and public address, or rhetoric and composition.
Using these pages, you can gain the information you need about our department’s programs, including the major, the minor and the Writing Center.
Department faculty members are eager to help with academic and career advising, including plans for graduate study or law school. Please contact a faculty member or the department office if you have questions.
Declaration of Major forms are available through the registrar’s office.
Click here for the suggested four-year course sequence for the communication studies major.
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