Communication - Coastal Carolina University
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Learn to communicate on behalf of yourself and others, while studying one of the top-most important indicators of career readiness.

Learn marketable skills like critical thinking, writing clearly, and communicating to multiple audiences. Learn the effects of communication and media in health, sport, popular culture, and other areas of our lives. Work with your advisor to focus on Communication Studies, Health Communication, Public Relations, or Sports Communication.​ Apply now!


With summer courses, you can finish our BA in 3 years and the MA in just 1 more!

Where Communication Can Take You

Communication prepares you for many different careers by training you in message analysis and critique and creating clear messages for multiple audiences. Our alumni include business owners, media producers and influencers, and professors.

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“Through my education at Coastal Carolina, I have been able to try out everything from working at a Fortune 500 company to working for a non-profit, and finally found my calling as a communication professor. Coastal Carolina University and the Department of Communication, Media, and Culture were so influential in getting me here."

- Dr. Victoria McDermott, B.A. Communication, 2016​
Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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“The power of your degree is its flexibility! There is so much information in the Communication curriculum that applies to jobs across multiple sectors and industries. Find your interests–those things that fulfill you–and use them to focus your degree. I use what I learned at Coastal Carolina every day."

- Sommer Tarabek, B.A. Communication, B.A., English, 2015​​
Production Coordinator, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Comm. & Media at Coastal

With opportunities to study across multiple focus areas, students apply the knowledge they learned from their courses in many ways—across campus and in real-world settings.

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Meet a Major:
Isabella Wilson
Communication, 2024

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Meet a Faculty Member:
Dr. Andrea Bergstrom
Associate Professor


Popular Courses in Communication

COMM 206: Intro. to Sports Communication

Dr. J. C. Abdallah

Study sport from various communication perspectives, such as sports media, sport as mythology; race, gender, ability, and equity; interpersonal and family relationships; and crisis communication. Students learn about the role of sport in how our identities and culture are formed.​

COMM 312: Popular Media & Health

Dr. Christina Selby

Explore how media messages (TV, movies, social media, news, etc.) affect individual and public health. Create and critique health campaigns to improve health outcomes. Students prepare to be health care consumers or professionals.

Honor Society

The National Communication Association recognizes an honor society for Communication majors. To join, students must have completed 60 credit hours, have a 3.0 GPA overall and 3.25 GPA for their Communication classes, and—most importantly—get invited to join by the Communication faculty members!



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Dr. Kyle J. Holody
Chair, Communication, Media, & Culture
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