A college degree in communications is about the study of how to communicate different types of information. You might focus on politics, law, business, or any other field that deals with exchanging information.

For this major you’ll take lots of communications classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as in communications.

Sample Courses

Communications Courses:

  • Media and Society
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Infomania
  • Media Writing
  • Media Ethics
  • First Amendment
  • Diversity in Media
  • International Media
  • Strategic Communication
  • Principles of Advertising
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Research Methods in Strategic Communication
  • Message Development
  • Strategic Campaigns
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Intro to Marketing

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
Communications Major Hope G.

“I am a communications major, and I will, hopefully, soon declare a double major with critical diversity studies as well.”

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Communications Major Leah C.

“My major is communication studies, and I chose it because I think it’s just a really good broad education, and I’m interested in kind of media and how to kind of bridge the gap between people, and I think communication studies allows me to do that.”

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