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What You’ll Study

Want to become an effective communicator who can work in a variety of roles, from social media to corporate and community organizations? In the communication school, you will learn various communication approaches and understand its crucial role in addressing the challenges and issues of our society and the world today. Work with traditional and new forms of media while learning essential communication principles and strategies.

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You can also explore specialized courses in interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and strategic communication. Get real-world experience with our senior projects that will apply your communication knowledge and skills to a community issue or challenge to promote social change.

How Can You Use This Degree?

Every industry requires strong communicators to be successful, so our graduates end up in a variety of fields. Some also continue their education with graduate work. For example, many students choose the Knight School’s accelerated BA/MA program and complete both a bachelor’s degree and an MA in Communication in 5 years. Here is a range of the career industries that have become a part of: 

  • Consulting  
  • Public relations 
  • Corporate Communication
  • Digital and social communications
  • Non-profit organizations 

Highlighted Courses

  • Integrated Strategic Communication (COM 306) 
  • Communication Research (COM 320) 
  • Interpersonal Communication (COM 322) 
  • Digital Media Production (MMS 210) 

Student Highlights

Caroline Willingham ’23 – Has been a researcher on an Emmy-winning documentary, was a major contributor to the Queens News Service, and is a producer-in-residence at TV news station WLTX in Columbia, SC. 

Program Contacts

Roseann Pluretti English, Ph.D.

Director of Undergraduate Programs, Knight School of Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication

Nicole Hoerschelmann, Ph.D.

Dean, James L. Knight School of Communication

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