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Communication Studies

B.A./B.S. Communication Studies

Communication Studies is a core liberal art that provides training in the skills required by today’s employers. The science of interpersonal and group dynamics, effective communication in business and industry, and the art of persuasion and social influence are emphasized in Communication Studies.

In addition to completing the General Education core, the Communication Studies curriculum requires 39 credit hours. A total of 120 credit hours is required to graduate.

Scholarship Information

  • Minor: Communication Studies

    The minor in Communication Studies requires 18 credit hours including COMS 140, 141, and electives approved by a Communication Studies advisor.

  • Minor: Public Relations

    The minor in Public Relations requires 21 hours including COMS 140, COMS 220, MC 200, and courses in writing, communication management, persuasion, and creative production.

    PR Minor checksheet

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Accessibility Notice

Reynolds Hall is a historic building that has a number of accessibility challenges.

The first floor lobby and offices are accessible from the rear entrances to the building. Communication faculty members are willing to arrange meetings in alternate locations and most classes can be relocated upon request.
Individuals unable to physically access the upstairs offices in the rear in Reynolds Hall may call 205-665-6210 for direct departmental assistance.

Requests for class relocation based on disability should be brought to the attention of the Disability Support Services Office (205-665-6250 or