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Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies

B.A. and B.S. in communication studies; minor

Communication studies majors study the ways in which communication affects relationships, groups, workplaces and communities. Students focus on developing skills and abilities in crafting messages for specific audiences and exploring the consequences of these messages.

Our program has two instructional goals: to improve communication skills in developing clear, coherent and reasoned messages, and to develop an ability to analyze various social, political and organizational settings.

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Students in many majors, such as communication studies, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

The K-State difference

Our communication studies graduates are prepared to excel in a competitive market that values the ability to adapt to environment changes, communicate with diverse stakeholders and make sound decisions. This is due in part to our internship program that allows students to earn academic credit for their experience, as well as faculty scholars who have trained at some of the best institutions in the nation.

Students also may choose to join one (or more!) of our student organizations, including:

  • Debate Team
  • Speech Unlimited
  • Mock Trial
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Honor Society)
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Did you know?

Communication studies courses generally have fewer than 25 students, and faculty advise students from their first day on campus to the day they graduate.

What classes will I take?

Communications majors at K-State specialize in one of four program tracks:

  • Legal communication — Ideal those interested in the legal profession
  • Organizational communication — Ideal for careers in business or in leadership positions
  • Political communication — Ideal for elective politics, political consulting or policy analysis
  • Relational communication — Ideal for careers involving interactions between organizational members, clients and customers

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How can I continue my education?

Communication Studies Minor
Communication Studies M.A.

What can I do with a degree in communication studies?

Accountants provide extremely necessary information, allowing for various opportunities in public accounting, private industry, management consulting or governmental consulting.

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Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

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