Communication Major Specializations and Communication Minor
Welcome to the Department of Communication! A Communication Major provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, manage, and evaluate communication processes involving individuals, groups, and the public. We expect you to develop strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as critical thinking skills.
COM majors have many career options after graduation. Many of our alumni hold positions in the following areas or positions: lawyer, sales, marketing manager, business manager, non-profit administration, hospital administration, human resources, researcher, politics, media, and many more.
This major provides the opportunity to learn critical thinking skills, problem-solving techniques and research analysis, which gives our students the flexibility to choose their own career options. These skills are fundamental in a variety of careers and provide our majors with the ability to work with their adviser in selecting courses (and a cognate area) that will build towards a future career.
To be eligible to graduate with departmental honors, students must complete COM 351 Communication Theory, COM 365 Research Methods, and have a major GPA of 3.3 to enroll in and complete COM 454 Honors Seminar in Communication. Students can also join the Communication Honor Society.
To learn more about professional organizations in the Communication discipline check out Comm Student Groups.
Business and Organizational Communication
Digital and Mass Communication
Minor in Communication