Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies, B.A.

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(120 UNITS)

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies provides students with an understanding of communication processes within a wide variety of contexts. it is a generalist degree that allows focus in areas of public address, health communication, interpersonal, organizational and intercultural communication. Students learn to communicate effectively, ethically and persuasively in their relationships, organizations and across cultures. Students learn to evaluate and improve communication for themselves and others in speaking, writing and digital media. Communication studies emphasizes analytical abilities and prepares students for a wide variety of professions, including but not limited to: human resources; counseling; administration; organizational consulting; training and development; conflict negotiation; community organizing; education; non-profit and public policy work; law; humanities and social sciences masters.

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information.


* Meets upper-division writing requirement for Communication Studies majors.

Breadth Experience (9 units)

Select three courses, each from a different area. 

Electives (12 units)

Select units not taken for breadth or core requirements, including at least one 400-level course that is not an internship.

Total (120 units)

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