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About the Major

Do you want to understand how people communicate? In this major, you will learn the ways people create, exchange, and are affected by interpersonal, mass, health, and social influence messages. You can also learn about small group, intergroup, political, and organizational communication.

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Learn to speak and write clearly and effectively

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Complete research on various forms of communication

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Learn to be a critical thinker and critical consumer of information


Strong communication skills are reported as the number one requirement that companies look for when hiring. The communication major provides you with skills that are useful for a variety of professional careers.

  • Public relations specialist
  • Communications director
  • Advertising executive
  • Business manager
  • Government official
  • Teacher

Are you interested in how people create, exchange, and are affected by messages? Explore what it means to a Communication major at the University of Arizona and how this degree can provide you with the communication skills that employers are looking for.


Faculty study topics ranging from loneliness to Presidential communication to music and communication. Sample courses include:

  • COMM 309: Introduction to Mass Media Effects
  • COMM 312: Applied Organizational Communication
  • COMM 313: Communication and Public Relations
  • COMM 369A: Health Communication
  • COMM 407: Family Communication
  • COMM 422: Presidential Leadership and Communication

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Laura Owen

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