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Program Track Options
The department offers the below “program tracks” to guide students in building coherence across major elective classes. Because they are solely intended to provide general guidance, the pursuit of a program track does not require approval from the department or university. You may also consider using these as a guide to craft your own specialized program track.
The Communication Studies degree offers students an opportunity to take a broad range of classes covering every dimension of communication from interpersonal to media and society. Selecting a breadth of courses to develop a base of knowledge across the discipline is a valuable path in the major.
Choose any 6 major elective classes.
Useful Minors: Any
Useful Cognate Classes: Any
The Communication Studies degree offers an opportunity to develop skills and abilities in the area of Organizational Communication and Ethical Leadership. This track allows majors to develop an intellectually-driven professional skill-set that serves as preparation for working in positions that require the capacity to lead/manage teamwork; identify and improve workflow and work conditions; engage diverse constituencies; develop stakeholder buy-in; improve organizational outcomes; and, most generally, appreciate and enhance constituent relationships.
Choose 6 classes from the following major electives:
Useful Cognate Classes:
The Communication Studies degree offers an opportunity to develop skills and abilities in the area of Public Communication. This track focuses on persuasion and public discourse. If you are interested in pursuing a career in communications industries, such as public relations, strategic communication, social media management, and the like, this might be a good track of study for you.