Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies

Communication is a cornerstone for professional success

The shift from information age to social age has impacted our identities, cultures, relationships and politics. Being able to effectively communicate will make you a vital part of any organization or workplace.

The Communication Studies program will teach you the HOW and WHY of communication. Explore theory, rhetoric and interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. Identify how variables in interaction influence our individual, social, political and cultural experiences. And with a flexible curriculum, you can pursue your passions, focusing on areas of culture, advocacy or diversity.

In the workplace, at home and in the world, students with a degree in Communication Studies are the cornerstones of many organizations managing problems, building networks and achieving unified goals.

What You Will Learn

Like all students at FSU, you'll take a broad foundation of general education coursework.

The Communication Studies curriculum is comprised of a broad foundation for understanding all communication and media disciplines. Two tracks give you the opportunity to develop a major-related expertise:

  1. Strategic Communication Leadership
  2. Strategic Social Media

This flexible curriculum allows you to explore additional areas of interest or include a minor to customize your 4 years at Frostburg in a variety of ways, developing expanded areas of specialty.

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Beyond the Classroom

In addition to coursework, you'll have a variety of ways to build your skill set and resume:

  • Complete a practicum or internship applying what you learn in the classroom in a real-world organization. Not only does this boost your resume with real-world experience, but you'll learn from people already in the field.
  • Get involved in the Communication Leadership Lab to apply your communication and leadership skills.
  • Join Phi Upsilon is the Frostburg State University chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the Communication Studies honorary society.

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. Communications-related jobs are experiencing about average growth, with a 12% increase projected between 2012 and 2022. For more information, visit U.S. Government Occupational Outlook Handbook.


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