Communication Studies - Coastal Carolina University
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The Communication Studies concentration explores how we interact with our entire world and how we form our identities, constantly, through spoken and written words, social media, and mass media like television and streaming video. Communication can be studied at many different levels, including between two people, a group, people in organizations, or people using media like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. This major teaches you how and why that happens and how to do it effectively. 

Study communication as it relates to persuasion, culture, gender, families, activism, rhetoric, semiotics, and organizations/groups.

BA Communication Studies - Communication

Minor Communication

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(7 Courses)

COMM 140 - Communication & Public Speaking
COMM 150 - Media, Self, & the World
COMM 275 - Communication Theory
COMM 276 - Communication Research
JOUR 201 - Principles of Journalism


Choose two COMM or JOUR 300-400 level courses

(6 Courses)

COMM 274 - Organizational Communication


Choose five COMM or JOUR 300-400 level courses

(1 Course)

COMM 491 - Communication Capstone: Thesis
COMM 492 Q - Communication Capstone: Project

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Minor in Communication

In the communication minor, study communication as it relates to public speaking, culture, gender, families, activism, rhetoric, semiotics, and organizations/groups.

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Experiential Opportunities

For students in the Communication Studies concentration and Communication major in general, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to get hands-on experience to prepare you for a career.

Chanticleer News Front Page of Print Edition

The Chanticleer Newspaper

Teal Nation Communications student-run firm




Several lab spaces allow you to explore the role of communication specialists.

MA Comm Explorer Block - In the Digital Studio - Added 10/12/18

Digital Production Studio

WCCU Radio button

WCCU Radio



Program Faculty Spotlight

The faculty members in Communication Studies are active researchers.

Priscilla Meyers

Dr. Andrea Bergstrom

Associate Professor

Communication and Identity Formation; Media Literacy; Representations of Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality, and Consumerism

Jonathan Doe

Dr. Sofia Karatza

Associate Professor

Ethnographic Film, Experimental Film, Intercultural Communication, Sensory Ethnography


Dr. Corrine Dalelio

Graduate Coordinator | Graduate Coordinator

Digital Communication, Knowledge Sharing, Interactive Media, Identity

Amanda Green
All Communication, Media, and Culture Faculty  »



Student and Alumni Work

  • Sommer Tarabek '15

    earned her B.A. in communication. Her movie credits include work as Production Assistant at Netflix and at Blue Sky Studios, a former subsidiary of 20th Century Animation and the Walt Disney Company.

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    Enjoy MidDay with Tre!

    In this episode, Tre our social media coordinator talks to Corinne Dalelio, Ph. D. about her new book, shows off his Toronto Raptors hat, and more!

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Other Concentrations in Communication

Popular Certificates and Minors



Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (High School, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport

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Program Contact

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

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