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Bachelor of Arts

Students majoring in Communication study in one of the four concentrations: Communication Studies, Health Communication, Interactive Journalism, or Public Relations/Integrated Communication. Each of these concentrations provides students with critical thinking, oral and written skills for communicating in a variety of contexts including small groups, organizations, and various forms of media.

What You'll Study

  • In addition to the concentrations of Communication Studies, Health Communication, Interactive Journalism, and Public Relations/Integrated Communication, you can also take courses and gain experience in advertising, human resources and social and community services.
  • You can explore the transformational role of new media and technology in such areas as interpersonal relationships, internal and external organizational communication, and print and broadcast journalism.
  • As a Communication major, you will also enroll in a minor area of study. There are a wide range of minors offered at the university, including Political Science, History, Digital Media and Culture, Journalism, Spanish, French, German, etc.
  • In your final year of study, you'll enroll in capstone experience class where you can write an undergraduate thesis or develop a specialized communication project around an area of your interest.
Sample Four Year Plans

Experiences Beyond the Classroom 

  • Upsilon Eta, a charter of Lambda Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA) 
  • Take advantage of the robust internship program, where you can intern with local and national companies
  • Work with WCCU, our student radio, and student media groups
  • Learn hands-on skills in our Digital Production Studio

Frederick Wood
Interim Chair(Fall 2019), Department of Communication, Media and Culture
Brittain Hall 312 | 843-349-6594 | 

Kyle Holody
Incoming Chair (Spring 2020), Department of Communication, Media and Culture 

For Advising Help

(class schedules, graduation requirements, etc.)

Lindsay Hanks (Last Names A - J)
Academic Advisor
Brittain Hall 332 | 843-349-2035 | 

Kaitlyn Maines-Presley (Last Names K - Z)
Academic Advisor
Brittain Hall 327 | 843-349-2858 | 

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