Communication Studies focuses on verbal and nonverbal communications, critical thinking and research, concentrating on the ways humans interact with one another, and how this affects the world around them. Students will develop strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

• Apply critical thinking skills to major social, historical, political, and psychological issues

• Develop an open-mindedness about various social, historical, political, and psychological perspectives and opinions, as well as a tolerance for ambiguity

• Apply research methods and theories to major social science issues

• Develop an appreciation and understanding for human diversity

Career Outlook

A degree in Communications can open doors to a variety of careers including journalism, law, advertising, public relations, marketing, sales, real estate, and much more. Salary ranges for jobs within these trajectories vary greatly. Public Relations Specialists in California make an average of $56,770 per year according to the U.S. Department of Labor.