Communication Studies- Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication

For information contact the Department of Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies at or 513-785-3055.

Communication is broadly defined as the process people use to generate meaning through messages across a variety of different contexts, channels, and cultures. The Communication Studies major provides students with a strong core foundation in the study of communication, while also providing students advanced studies in particular communication contexts. As a communication studies graduate, students could pursue a wide variety of careers ranging from Training and Development Manager, Meeting and Event Planning, Advertising and Promotions Managers, or Sales Manager. The Communication Studies program emphasizes human identity and diversity, quantitative research competency, and 21st century communication skills.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements
APC 363Advanced Methods in Applied Communication3
STA 261Statistics4
STC 135Principles of Public Speaking3
STC 136Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3
STC 239Theories of Communication3
STC 262Empirical Research Methods3
STC 339Introduction to Organizational Communication3
STC 436Intercultural Communication (OR any 202-level language)3
Communication Contexts (select five classes for 15 credit hours)15
Introduction to Health and Risk Communication
Methods of Rhetorical Criticism
Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Communication in Conflict Management
Political Communication
Social Media Cultures
Mass Media Criticism
Small Group Communication
Advanced Electives (select two classes for 6 credit hours)6
Science and Medicine in Public Communication
Computer-mediated Communication and Social Media
Argumentation and Debate
Independent Studies
Topics in Applied Communication (maximum 9, if content changes)
Personal Organizational Skills
Leadership Decision Skills
Cross Cultural Leadership Skills
Grant and Proposal Writing
Persuasion Theory and Research
Advocacy in Contemporary America
Advanced Organizational Communication
APC 401Applied Communication Capstone3
Total Credit Hours49