The undergraduate program in Communication Studies is designed to serve as a solid foundation for a variety of professional and entrepreneurial careers; it also provides preparatory work for graduate studies in communication, as well as related fields such as law, business, media studies, and education. Faculty and students in the Department of Communication Studies are actively involved in research, service, and consulting with community, state, regional, national, and international organizations and agencies.
The Bachelor of Arts program in Communication Studies prepares majors to lead meaningful personal, professional, and public lives. The standards of the National Communication Association and the guidelines for participation in community engaged action outlined by UNCG and the College of Arts and Sciences provide a context for the program expectations. All majors are expected to speak and write ethically and effectively; use communication for the purposes of building identities, relationships, and communities; analyze local to global social problems from communication perspectives; and use theories and research methods to engage communication research.