Bachelor of ArtsCommunication Studies

Program Overview

Majoring in Communication Studies involves exploring the ways humans create and negotiate meaning through the exchange of messages. How can cultural differences impact communication? What are the challenges of new and rapidly changing media? How can group communication be facilitated? You’ll specialize in communication technology, family communication, intercultural communication, professional communication, public relations and marketing, sports information or writing as you take 44 to 45 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Lifelong skills such as speaking, working in groups, working with new media, organization, critical thinking, and writing, are the foundation of the Communication Studies program. The classroom as well as an on the job internship experience prepares students for thoughtful and informed entry into countless career choices.

The Communication Studies major is based on research data, indicating that employers are interested in potential employees who have oral communication, listening, writing, interpersonal communication, interviewing and small group communication skills, as well as some career training and orientation. For these reasons, Concordia University has developed six career tracks in the communication program.

Program Requirements

Program Requirements


Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Required Courses

View Communication Studies required courses on our academic catalog website.

Career Potential

You’ll also have real experience beyond the classroom, with opportunities to work on student newspaper and complete an internship in the Twin Cities metro area, a major media market which is also headquarters to several national advertising/PR/marketing agencies. Because we design our communication studies program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career in public relations, advertising, broadcasting, digital media, news writing, sports information, photography, marketing and other communications-related professions.

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Digital Media
  • Event Planning
  • Human Relations
  • Management
  • News Writing
  • Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Sales