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Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies


Program Description

The School of Communication Studies (COMS) offers a liberal education, emphasizing the scientific and artistic basis of communication. The School is firmly committed to providing quality instruction in the theoretical bases of human communication and the application of theory in specific contexts. The core courses combine theory and practice as students learn the historical and conceptual foundations of the field of communication. At the same time, the curriculum equips students with skills in speaking, writing, critical thinking, discussion, and problem solving.


Students complete a rigorous academic program consisting of courses in theory, research methods, presentations, and engaged learning practica. Elective courses in the school complement the required courses and expand the students’ repertoire of competencies and skills. Students’ choices lead to professional and pre-professional competence in such fields as training and human resources, law, politics and government, health advocacy, campaign implementation and survey research. The major is designed to augment students’ lives and careers through a clearer understanding of the effects of communication and messages in their professional and personal lives.


Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Communication degree are prepared with transferable competency sets that enable them to work in a variety of organizations. The degree is perfect preparation for a career in corporate training, foreign-service, law, politics, labor relations, human services, campaign management, event planning, account representation, sales, management, survey research and more.


Contact Information

Dr. Sheida Shirvani:, 740.588.1499 or Dr. Rita Ng:, 740.588.1518


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