»What Does It Mean to be a Communication Studies Major...

Comm majors outside of Moulton Center at Chapman UniversityThe B.A in communication studies explores the history, processes, and effects of oral, written and mediated message and social interaction. The mission of the Department of Communication Studies is to educate and train our students to be effective communicators, leaders and ethical advocates prepared to address local, national and global issues. Our department's goal is to prepare students to effectively negotiate the complex communication processes occurring in our global society.

+-What career opportunities are available?

Graduates of the communication studies program enjoy a variety of careers. Some samples include:

Advertising, Agency Manager, Creative/Art Director, Media Buyer, Public Relations, Arbitrator, Event Coordinator, Training and Development Specialist, Community Affairs Liaison, Diplomat, Forensics Coach, Lobbyist, Paralegal, Curator, Fundraiser, Philanthropic Representative, Conflict Mediator.

For more information on these and other careers related to the communication studies major, visit the Career Development Center.

+-What types of classes do I take?

Required courses include public speaking, theories of persuasion and group communications. Each student is also required to complete an internship in order to gain hands-on experience in a potential career field. Upper division courses include Argumentation and Debate, Radio: History/Impact, Conflict Power and Negotiation along with many others for a total of 48 credits. To see a full description of the Communication Studies program view the course catalog.
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