Communication Studies

Investigate how humans use signs and symbols to communicate. Analyze how interpersonal, public, organizational, and mass communication practices influence and shape everyday life and public opinion.

Communication is at the heart of how we form our identities, how we speak, and how we view the world. In our department, you’ll analyze the countless messages that our society sends and receives every single day. You’ll study communication theory to understand the mechanics behind each message, and put everything you’re learning into practice with hands-on experiences in and out of the classroom. 

Grow in your interpersonal relationships. Improve your own proficiency in public speaking and persuasive writing. 

Communication is intertwined with virtually every aspect of our lives and plays an integral role in everything from the development of our personal identities to the processes involved in changing our societies. As a result, our courses are transferable and diverse, enhancing any major or profession regardless of your field of study. 

Communication Studies Courses

Through our courses, you’ll become comfortable speaking publicly, crafting media campaigns, and defending your ideas and messages through writing, presentations, and creative discourse. Explore courses offered by our department and courses accepted for transfer credit.

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Build on your experience outside of the classroom. Internships provide unique, hands-on learning experiences outside the classroom that serve as important supplements to the learning that occurs inside the classroom.

Junior and senior students in our department have a variety of options available to them. Some choose to complete an internship as part of a semester off-campus in domestic or overseas programs, while others prefer to complete internships closer to home in Albion or other parts of Michigan.

Explore Internships

Department of Communication Studies
Olin Hall
611 E. Porter Street
Albion, MI 49224
(517) 629-0352

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