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Undergraduate Program

In our program, students learn to examine the world around them, communicate what they know, and persuade others to their point of view. Classes such as public speaking, persuasion, nonverbal communication, political rhetoric, media criticism, and television and society (to name just a few) prepare our majors for success in the professional and political arenas.

We prepare our majors to think critically, speak confidently and persuasively, and solve problems; skills which make our alumni highly competitive in today’s uncertain job market. Our undergraduate major prepares students for a wide variety of potential careers – and the ability to shift between career paths should the need arise. Our alumni work in diverse fields such as (but not limited to) sales, marketing, public relations, social media, broadcast media, the government, law, health, and academia.

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Academic Requirements

An overview of our undergraduate degree requirements along with resources to access the most current course requirements from the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Studies.

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Communication does not assign students to a specific advisor so our majors can come in when it’s convenient for them. Explore advising office hours and contact information, including the ability to schedule advising appointments.

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Professional Development

Read about the advantages, requirements and opportunities for internships and clubs, invaluable ways to gain real-world experience.  

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Honors and Awards

Learn more about the scholarship opportunities and accolades available to Department of Communication students.