The communication studies program is dedicated to teaching students how communication fosters success in personal relationships, business settings and society. Focusing primarily on oral, face-to-face human interaction, our courses teach students how to persuade, manage conflicts, lead groups, interview and interpret nonverbal messages. Though our primary goal is to prepare students for life, we also enable students to find suitable employment in business, government and nonprofit organizations. This major also prepares students for careers as teachers, lawyers and clergy. Many surveys of employers indicate that the ability to communicate well with other people is the number-one quality sought in job applicants. The communication studies major offers undergraduate students an exciting, involving and evolving field of study. The BA includes a requirement for the study of foreign language and the BS includes a requirement for the study of quantitative reasoning or statistics.
Communication Studies BA Degree Requirements (124 hours)
Communication Studies BA Semester Guide
Availability: Hattiesburg Campus
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