Academic Options and Areas of StudyThe School of Communication offers six majors:
This major explores how communication achieves effects such as creating social influence, informing and educating, entertaining, managing, resolving conflicts, building consesus, and organizing collective action.
Students study composition and choreography in depth and write, research, and analyze the field of dance. Classroom work is complemented with professional training and performance opportunities to continue development of dance skills.
In this major, students learn how individuals speak, write, listen, read, learn, and react to the messages they receive. This major provides excellent preparation for medical school and a career in healthcare, as well as audiology, speech pathology, the treatment of learning disabilities, education, and research.
Majors learn about different kinds of texts that circulate in human cultures and how those texts are performed in different settings.
This major explores the history of visual culture, analyzes screen-based culture, screen writing, and how to produce new work using screen-based media.
Students read, study, and perform significant plays from many times and cultures. This provides a foundation for deeper studies of acting, directiong, playwriting, and related fields.
Minors are available in a number of the studies noted above. For a full listing of available programs, please visit the School of Communication's departments and programs page.