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Undergraduate Programs

Programs of Study

We offer a major in Communication Studies and a specialization in Speech Education. We also offer minors in Communication Studies and Health Communication.


Engaging classes and compelling extra curricular activities make the Communication Studies program a vibrant community.

Communication Studies students and faculty
Communication Studies students and faculty

Communication Studies Major & Minor

Through a diverse curriculum, you have the opportunity to learn about the central role that communication has in our lives. Our department offers courses in Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Public Speaking, and Health Communication among many others. We also provide internships where you apply your education to real world environments such as hospitals, businesses, corporations and political organizations, to name a few. Background and experience in the area of communication has become one of the most desired skills for future employment. To meet these needs, you will receive the training, expertise and background that will pave the way for your professional success.

View class listings in the Communication Studies major, Speech Education specialization, or Communication Studies minor.


Health Communication Minor

Health Communication is one of the fastest growing and most marketable areas of the communication field. It also covers one of the most needed skill sets for health care providers. Learn more about the field of Health Communication.

The Health Communication minor is an 18 credit interdisciplinary minor that emphasizes knowledge and skills in areas such as patient provider communication, telemedicine, and persuasive health messaging. The minor provides students with a firm foundation to pursue a career in a variety of health-related fields, building on the central role of communication in the delivery, management, and promotion of health care.

In the Health Communication minor, students can expect to:

  • Understand the role of communication across health contexts
  • Participate in engaging courses with real-world application
  • Develop communication skills
  • Create a health communication campaign

Communication Studies Major

Graduate Program in Communication Studies