Communication Studies

Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts

Division of Humanities

Communication studies is one of several Humanities degrees offered at YHC. At its foundation, communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, and is the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.

The Humanities majors are all built on the same liberal arts core. Communication studies also includes research skills training as well as offering a variety of interpersonal, media-focused, rhetorical, and critical analysis courses.

Communication Studies is also a minor; details are below.

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What classes will you take?

  • A diverse set of classes in the liberal arts core
  • Major classes in Communication Studies, including:
    • Interpersonal Communication: Illustrates the complexities of interacting with others including components of professional, friend, family, and other relationships in verbal and nonverbal communication.
    • Media Literacy: Encourages students to critically evaluate media and become active, critical consumers and gain greater awareness of the potential for misrepresentation and manipulation of media content.
    • Communication Theory: Provides students with a rigorous understanding of theories used in communication studies to increase knowledge of how theory helps us understand communication phenomena.

What can you do with a degree in communication studies?

What can’t you do with communication studies? Graduates find jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors for: marketing, advertising, PR; human resources; sales and customer service; media, broadcasting, journalism; meeting and event planning; social and digital media; editing, writing, and publishing; politics; fundraising; business; consulting; law; social services; education, among others!

You can also minor in communication studies!

Click here to view the minor curriculum.