Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Ashley Archiopoli, PhD, Coordinator
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies gain a thorough grounding in the theories, skills, and aesthetics of communication. Students learn how to be effective communicators in a variety of contexts and are equipped to become inquisitive, probing, and reflective professionals and citizens. The degree offers students a broad foundation in theory and practice, with technological application in support of its courses. Besides the core curriculum and the major requirements, the degree includes coursework in adjacent academic disciplines, such as writing and the social sciences.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates who earn a BA in Communication Studies will be able to:
- Use theories, principles, and concepts to analyze communication interactions.
- Explain the elements common to all communication contexts.
- Discuss the impact of communication in the real-world context.
- Access, interpret, and conduct research in communication studies.
- Evaluate, prepare and deliver effective oral messages using technology.
NOTE: Students must select one of the following four concentrations in order to complete a BA in Communication Studies: corporate communications, health communications, interpersonal communications, and rhetorical/public communications.
To complete a BA in Communication Studies with a concentration in Media and Public Communication Studies, students must satisfy the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” and fulfill the coursework listed below. Note that COMM 3317 , COMM 4302 , and COMM 4390 may be repeated once for credit if course titles and descriptions are different and are relevant to the concentration.