As a BS in communication student, you'll have the opportunity to enroll in some of our communication electives, which are geared toward providing you with conceptual knowledge as well as practical skills to successfully manage communication issues in the context of contemporary workplaces. These courses cover a variety of topics, including business and professional communication; leadership, persuasion, and social influence; conflict and negotiation; intercultural communication in the global marketplace; the impact of gender, race, and class on communication; and training and development. We offer students foundational knowledge of communication theories and research methods with courses that will provide you with the tools to understand, analyze, and respond to communication problems and opportunities in a variety of contexts, including workplace teams and community, civic, and cultural groups.
As a graduate of this program, you'll be equipped to pursue a career in sales, human resource management, public relations, event planning, nonprofit management, and a host of careers in which critical thinking, statistics and research, and effective communication skills are central components. Others may choose to pursue graduate degrees in communication or related areas including law and business.
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- 20,000 enrolled students, 89 undergraduate majors, 134 graduate degrees and 22 interdisciplinary schools and departments
- $115 million in research expenditures
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