What is it?

Communications as a field of study is in high demand among college students today, both for its roots in speech and journalism and for its role in the technological revolution.  The Communication Studies program at Roanoke College supplies students with a solid liberal arts foundation emphasizing the discipline's ethical and social principles and enabling later pursuit of specialized interests in the field.  Both in the classroom and through hands-on work outside the classroom, students study the communication process and how it contributes to the development of information and meaning, human relationships, and culture.  In addition to critical thinking courses like research methodology and rhetorical theory, the major encompasses such dynamic areas of study as interpersonal communication and journalism.

What can I do with a major in Communication Studies?

A new major at Roanoke College as of fall 2011, Communication Studies can open the door to advanced study in graduate school and to careers in the following areas:

  • Media
  • Public life
  • Organizational communication
  • Broadcasting
  • Human Resource specialist
  • Journalist
  • Marketing specialist
  • Media specialist
  • Publisher
  • Public Relations, as well as many others

What is required for the major?

 
How do mobile and digital devices impact family communications? Find out Thursday at Roanoke College

How do mobile and digital devices impact family communications? Find out Thursday at Roanoke College

Dr. Lynn Schofield Clark, author of the soon-to-be available book, "The Parent App: Understanding Families and Media in a Digital Age," will kick off the Virginia Humanities Conference on Thursday at Roanoke.

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