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Communication Studies Major (Organizational Communication and Leadership)

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Meet the Faculty

We develop dynamic communicators who think critically, as well as speak, listen, and write effectively.

We strive to embody this mission in several ways. We encourage freedom of expression, diversity of perspective, and tolerance of dissent to achieve the informed and responsible decision-making skills fundamental to a civil society and a global community. We cultivate the communication skills necessary to fulfill human potential and contribute to the public well-being. Finally, we promote ethical communication that enhances human worth and dignity by fostering fairness, responsibility, and respect for self and others.


Our unique and innovative curriculum in Communication Studies offers students an introduction to the field via required courses in topics, theories, and research methods central to Communication. Our majors select a concentration in one of three critical areas: Organizational Communication and Leadership, Public Relations, and Health Communication.

Major Requirements

Ten (10) courses are required: Seven (7) core courses and three (3) courses within a specific concentration.

To declare a Communication major, students must complete COM 100, Introduction to Communication Studies, with a grade of ‘C’ (not C-) or better.

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