As a Major
Students majoring in Communication Studies can choose among four concentrations:
• Interpersonal and Group Communication
• Intercultural and International Communication
• Rhetoric and Public Advocacy
• Digital Communication and Culture
The concentration in Interpersonal and Group Communication is intended for students interested in entering the following professions: speech or communication training and coaching, counseling, mediation, sales, employee relations, community outreach or development.
The concentration in Intercultural and International Communication prepares students for careers in intercultural training, international business, multicultural marketing, global communications, diplomacy, foreign correspondence, international education, the travel industry, and international development.
The concentration in Rhetoric and Public Advocacy is designed for those students who are interested in careers in communication and public policy, lobbying, legislative work, political campaigning, speechwriting, community outreach, and political activism.
The concentration in Digital Communication and Culture prepares students for careers in new media industries, multimedia planning, social media coordination, digital communications, digital content management, publishing, and media sales.
For course information, see Online Bulletin.
As a Minor
The minor in Communication Studies consists of two courses at the 3000 level or above and the capstone course, COM 4900. Suggested areas of concentration include corporate communication, interpersonal and group communication, intercultural and international communication, rhetoric and public advocacy, and digital communication and culture. For course information, see Online Bulletin.
Interested students should contact the Department of Communication Studies at 646-312-3720.