Get your B.A. in Communication
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.
Learn to speak and write clearly and effectively
Complete research on various forms of communication
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
Join a professor’s research team. Study abroad in Orvieto, Italy, or Barcelona, Spain. Complete an internship with a private or nonprofit organizations, including the Legislature. Join a club such as the Arizona Communication Association or the Arizona Student Public Relations Society.
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