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Major: Communication Studies
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts
Total credit hours: 45
Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.
Human communication is a transactional process in which persons share meaning. The communication studies major includes a variety of courses including public speaking, small group and organizational communication, persuasion, rhetorical theory, and intercultural communication. As the world becomes more fractured and divided, understanding how communication works is becoming increasingly more important.
The Thiel College communication studies major prepares students for a wide variety of jobs in which sound human communication skills are especially significant and necessary. It also prepares students for graduate study in communication.
Visit our Academic Catalog (2020-2021) for course listings.
Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to communication studies majors are:
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It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. A communication studies major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:
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Communication competence and critical literacy are the essential tools in dozens of careers. The ability to communicate well and to understand and analyze others communications will open doors in many careers.
A degree in communication studies from Thiel College will prepare you for positions in:
**Bureau of Labor Statistics Human resources salaries