The Department of Communication Studies offers three different undergraduate concentrations in Communication Studies: Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, and Public Communication. Course syllabi are available on the Resources page.  The Department also offers a minor in Communication Studies.

Students choose from a variety of courses to complete their major or minor in Communication Studies. The department is also home to a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, a communication honor society, and the Communication Studies Student Association (CSSA). Below you can find details about the concentrations offered by the department. You can also consult the undergraduate catalog.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION EMPHASIS
The Interpersonal Communication concentration is intended for students seeking personal enrichment and/or futures in service industries and institutions, the professions, or graduate work in communication. More…

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION EMPHASIS
The Organizational Communication concentration is intended for students seeking communication roles in organizations, industries, corporations, and/or government institutions, as well as graduate work in communication. More…

PUBLIC COMMUNICATION EMPHASIS
The Public Communication concentration is intended for students seeking public roles in the legal, political, and/or other communication settings of democratic society, as well as graduate work in communication. More…

MINOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

A minor in Communication Studies consists of 12 hours. More…

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Interpersonal Communication

The Interpersonal Communication concentration is intended for students seeking personal enrichment and/or futures in service industries and institutions, the professions, or graduate work in communication.

Courses Required for All Communication Studies Majors: 9 hours
CMM 303 Communication Theory
CMM 411 Communication Study and Research
CMM 478 Senior Seminar (Capstone Course)

Courses Required for the Interpersonal Communication emphasis: 18 hours
CMM 213 Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
CMM 311 General Semantics
CMM 315 Group Communication or CMM 322 Intercultural Communication
CMM 345 Listening and Feedback
CMM 413 Theories of Interpersonal Communication
CMM 420 Communication and Conflict

Elective Courses in Communication Studies: 9 hours

The department recommends the formulation of a minor, in consultation with an advisor, in one of the following departments: Counseling and Rehabilitation, Psychology, or Sociology.

Courses which fulfill a general education requirement (such as CMM 103) may not be used to satisfy major requirements.

CMM 255, or an approved substitute, may be used to satisfy the computer literacy requirement. CMM 255 may also be used to meet a major requirement.

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Organizational Communication

The Organizational Communication concentration is intended for students seeking communication roles in organizations, industries, corporations, and/or government institutions, as well as graduate work in communication.

Courses Required for All Communication Studies Majors: 9 hours
CMM 303 Communication Theory
CMM 411 Communication Study and Research
CMM 478 Senior Seminar (Capstone Course)

Courses Required for the Organizational Communication emphasis: 18 hours
CMM 302 Professional Presentations
CMM 315 Group Communication
CMM 319 Superior-subordinate Communication or CMM 322 Intercultural Communication
CMM 401 Organizational Communication
CMM 408 Leadership and Group Communication
CMM 420 Communication and Conflict

Elective Courses in Communication Studies: 9 hours

The department recommends the formation of a minor, in consultation with an advisor, in one of the following departments: Journalism (Public Relations), Management, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

Courses which fulfill a general education requirement (such as CMM 103.) may not be used to satisfy major requirements.

CMM 255, or an approved substitute, may be used to satisfy the computer literacy requirement. CMM 255 may also be used to meet a major requirement.

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Public Communication

The Public Communication concentration is intended for students seeking public roles in the legal, political, and/or other communication settings of democratic society, as well as graduate work in communication.

Courses Required for All Communication Studies Majors: 9 hours
CMM 303 Communication Theory
CMM 411 Communication Study and Research
CMM 478 Senior Seminar (Capstone Course)

Courses Required for the Public Communication emphasis: 18 hours
CMM 205 The Rhetorical World
CMM 302 Professional Presentations
CMM 308 Persuasive Communication
CMM 310 Argumentation and Debate
CMM 402 Rhetorical Theory
CMM 409 Theories of Persuasion and Change

Elective Courses in Communication Studies: 9 hours

The department recommends the formulation of a minor, in consultation with an advisor, in one of the following departments: Criminal Justice, English, History, Journalism, Marketing, or Political Science.

Courses which fulfill a general education requirement (such as CMM 103) may not be used to satisfy major requirements.

CMM 255, or an approved substitute, may be used to satisfy the computer literacy requirement.  CMM 255 may also be used to meet a major requirement.

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Minor in Communication Studies

A minor in Communication Studies consists of 12 hours, but may not include CMM 103 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication), CMM 104H (Honors in Speech Communication), or CMM 207 (Business and Professional Communication) as those courses are used to fulfill general education requirements.