Communication Studies

Undergraduate: Major, Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Modern communications have created a global society in which we can interact directly with people all over the world. Study communication and you can connect with countless career opportunities in journalism, video production, government, public relations, advertising, corporate marketing, health care communication and much more.

Program Description

As a Communication Studies major, you will choose from three sequences: advertising and public relations; interpersonal and organizational communication; and media studies.  Whichever area you choose to explore, you’ll have access to cutting-edge technology including updated digital video editing lab, web and imaging lab, state-of-the-art Mac computer labs with the latest multi-media software, and an HD television studio and screening room. 


Students gain profesional experience as interns at some of the top employers in the area including: Fisher-Price, Inc., New Era cap, The Buffalo Bills and more.

Hear directly from students with internship experience on our Beyond Coffee and Copies Blog. 

Apply the theory and skills you develop in class to the real-world with an internship or two. A field professional and our department’s internship director will support you as you take on internships locally or in cities such as New York, Boston, Washington, and Los Angeles.


Join the college's chapter of the American Advertising Federation, which acts as an advertising agency for other campus organizations, or the Public Relations Student Society of America, an affiliate of the national group, for hands-on experience.


of Communication Studies alumni are working in the field.

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