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Bachelor in Communication Studies at Frostburg State University

Bachelor in Communication Studies

Help make the world the most that it can be with a career in relations

A degree in Communication Studies from Frostburg State University starts you on the road towards a busy and satisfying career helping make the world a better place and building stronger and happier relationships. Communications specialists are valued by just about every organization in the modern world for the ease of communication they bring to the workplace. Frostburg can prepare you to tackle interpersonal conflicts at the source, lead large groups of people to accomplish a unified goal or effectively communicate with and persuade the general public. In a world as wired and information-packed as we have today, you could be the difference between a business lost in misunderstandings and a flourishing enterprise of communicating coworkers.

  • Choose between three tracks: Conflict Communication Studies, Leadership Communication Studies and Public Communication & Rhetorical Studies.
  • Work with a number of organizations around Frostburg and boost your resume with real-world experience.
  • Prepare for a career as an attorney, counselor, human resources specialist, salesperson or director of an organization.

Other related undergraduate programs available at Frostburg State University:

Bachelor in Communication Studies Highlights:

  • Take part in activities run by the Student Communication Studies Association like conference trips, resume workshops, mock interview dinners and events and volunteer work that put your communication talents to use around the campus and community.
  • Participate in field trips to Washington, D.C., and other destinations that enhance your leadership skills and classroom experiences.
  • Use your skills to organize and promote the Annual Frosty Awards Show, which highlights creative student media projects.
  • Join Lambda Pi Eta, a communications honor society affiliated with the National Communication Association.
  • Intern with Mountainside Community Mediation Center, Savage River Watershed Association or offices throughout the community, in Washington, D.C., and around FSU’s campus.
  • Strive to be a role model for your fellow students and earn the Ann L. Williams Communications Studies Scholarship.

About Our Communication Studies Faculty:

  • Help build good relations between FSU and Frostburg city with professors who develop your leadership skills through experiences in the Sustaining Campus and Community Dialogue Series, the Mountainside Community Mediation Center and other community activities.

  • Learn from professors whose special research interests include popular media, dictator rhetoric, ancient Jewish rhetoric and fan cultures & fandoms.

Sample Communication Studies Courses You May Take:

Interviewing – Communication in informational, appraisal, employment, persuasive and research interviews. Focuses on selecting and structuring questions to achieve specific objectives and on strategies of collecting, analyzing and reporting qualitative data for research.

Presentational Communication – Theory and practice of orally presenting ideas to reach audience-centered goals. Use of technology in activities common to communication-related careers.

Organizational Communication – Theory, practices and analysis of organizational communication, with emphasis on applying practical knowledge in current and future organizational contexts. Includes creation of an organizational portfolio and preparation for the capstone experience for majors.

Issues and Responsibilities of Communication – Study of how free speech functions in relation to communication in the United States and the ethical responsibilities of communicators in interpersonal, public, artistic and professional situations.

Find out more about Frostburg State University’s communication studies program requirements (PDF).

Career Outlook for Communications Specialists:

Communications specialists can find a career in just about any business. All organizations value good communication skills and need them to keep up strong relationships between employees and between the organization and the public. Communication skills are particularly valuable, especially as the Internet drastically increases spread of information, and communication specialists will be needed to properly address both good and bad news for a company or organization. Communications-related jobs are experiencing about average growth, with a 12% increase projected between 2012 and 2022. For more information, visit http://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/public-relations-specialists.htm#tab-1 (U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook).

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