This major provides an understanding of communication processes with an emphasis on how communication affects relationships across societal contexts. Students gain an understanding of the processes of human communication which shape relationships, groups, and organizations, that persuade and entertain individuals, and that influence public opinion, media use, attitude, and behavioral change. There is a strong focus on research and theory. Students can use their training to assume leadership positions in non-profit, government, and industry sectors, as well as specialize in research, and prepare for law school, graduate work, or professions with a strong research emphasis.
Administrator: Chair, Department of Communication Arts & Science
Requirements: 50 credits