Communication Studies Major


Earn a BA in Communication Studies

Communication Students in Classroom

The Communication Studies program at the University of South Carolina Beaufort introduces students to communication as a field of study by presenting, examining, debating and applying various concepts, ideas, forms, theories and methods of analysis and research associated with the discipline. The program's study promotes the communication scholar's inquiry into, appreciation of and application of effective communication.

USCB's baccalaureate in Communication Studies program provides students with opportunities to explore communication contexts including:

  • interpersonal
  • groups
  • organizations
  • cultures
  • mass media

The program of study incudes coursework about the history and scholarship of the communication studies discipline with practical application during real-world projects.  The communication studies major enhances essential communication skills and fosters critical, self-reflective communicators who are effective and successful. The program will prepare graduates both for professional careers related to communication and graduate programs.

Students who earn a degree in Communication Studies find employment opportunities in many settings. The corporate world, media, nonprofit organizations and others demand communication expertise, and today's employers report that strong communication skills are the top ability they seek in job applicants. USCB's bachelor of science in Communication Studies prepares graduates for success in fields including:

  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Politics
  • Advocacy
  • Broadcasting/Television
  • Law
 
The program of study includes coursework in public relations, social media, pop culture, interpersonal communication, public speaking, digital communication, media production, documentary filmmaking, organizational communication and more.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

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Minor in Communication Studies at USCB

Students who are majoring in other disciplines may choose to minor in Communications Studies. The required courses to complete a minor in Communications Studies are: 

COMM B140 or B230, COMM B190, COMM B201 and 3 additional COMM courses at the 300 level or above. No more than 3 hours of COMM B399 may count toward the minor requirements. 

Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisor before declaring a minor. 

Nakya Witter
“When I first started the Communication Studies program, the professors here at USCB welcomed me with opened arms. They made sure to get me where I needed to be and set me up for success during my time here and after graduation. My favorite course in this program was Media and Society. We discussed the history and cultural impact of both traditional and digital media platforms.”
Nakya Witter
Communication Studies major, Class of 2022