Communication Studies, BA

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Learning Outcomes

Graduating communication studies majors will be able to:

  • explain the significance of the communicative process across personal, familial, organizational, civic, and mediated contexts;
  • demonstrate effective written, oral, and/or digital communication skills;
  • plan, evaluate, and conduct basic communication research using qualitative, quantitative, and critical-cultural methods;
  • think critically about the role of communication in the production, maintenance, and transformation of culture;
  • apply and reflect upon the skills and theories of communication in communities, professional settings, and a global context; and
  • develop the ability to discuss controversial issues of public importance in a way that demonstrates intercultural competence and personal and social responsibility to a dynamic and globalizing world.