Skip to main content

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

​​​​three students walking in the main hallway on the third floor of the  UHD main bulding

Communication studies (COMM) focuses on the construction, delivery and interpretation of messages to create shared meaning. Communication studies program teaches how to be effective communicators across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. Besides the core curriculum and the major requirements, the degree includes coursework in adjacent academic disciplines, such as writing and the social sciences.


Many organizations depend on effective communication skills, which can be used to create persuasive messages, manage effective teams, and build business and personal relationships. Some of the most popular industries among communication studies majors include:

  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • ​Writing/Editing
  • Law
  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Government

Suggested Minors​​

Ethnic Studies - 18 Hours Minimum
Film Studies - 18 Hours Minimum
Gender Studies - 18 Hours Minimum
Religious Studies - 18 Hours Minimum

Last updated 1/27/2017 9:40 AM