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Undergraduate Programs

Our communication undergraduate programs are designed so you'll learn the skills you need to adapt in an ever-evolving media landscape and gain a strong foundation in verbal, written, and visual communication. Strong communicators are a necessity in just about every industry, and we prepare you to apply your skills in whatever career you choose.

In each undergraduate program, you'll take a broad range of liberal arts and sciences courses during the first two years. Then in your junior year, you'll begin your major courses in earnest with a "Principles of..." course. Here you'll learn the broad outlines of your field, and begin compiling a portfolio of work that will grow in size and sophistication with each subsequent course in the field.

All communication majors take either a web design or print-oriented visual communication course, as well as communication law and ethics, and many courses are designed to help you advance your skills as a professional.


Our concentrations will give you a solid foundation in the principles of strong communication and help you apply those principles to the field you choose.

Choose from our five concentrations to customize your career path and gain the experience you'll need on the job.


In your senior year, you'll complete an internship, which gives you real-world experience under the supervision of a professional in the field. You'll also take a capstone course, which will challenge you to utilize all the knowledge you've gained over the course of your undergraduate career and channel it into a major project, often done for an off-campus client.

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All communication majors are required to earn a minor, which requires 18 hours of courses in addition to the courses required for your major. If you're a communication major, you'll need to choose a minor outside of the Department of Communication. See the full list of minors.

We offer a range of communication minors for students in non-communication majors. We offer minors in: