This major provides an interdisciplinary program for students seeking careers that
require communication skills in organizational settings such as training and development,
public affairs, non-profit management, government relations, marketing, sales, human
resources, public relations, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Corporate and organizational
communication majors learn how to motivate people to work together productively, increase
employee morale, solve organizational problems, and promote organizational initiatives.
Communication Studies (BA)
This major takes a liberal arts approach to developing responsible communicators in a variety of situations: one-on-one, small group, public, interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational settings. This major requires a second major or minor. Students often pair this major with a major in political science or religious studies, or a minor in marketing, sales, convention meeting and exposition planning, non-profit administration, or broadcasting. Communication studies will complement any career goal that requires excellent communication skills such as business, law, politics, health care, social work, religious ministries, and teaching.
This minor will be of benefit to students in a variety of professional fields such
as English, political science, history, religious studies, psychology, business, teaching, or
This certificate allows for exploration of the role that communication plays in political systems by combining studies in the fields of communication and government.