Major in Communication Studies

B. A., Major in Communication Studies for Traditional Students

This major provides you with both a theoretical and applied foundation in communication.  You will explore communication scholarship in multiple subdisciplines including interpersonal, organizational, and rhetoric and public culture; as well as small group, media, health, and family.  In addition, you will enhance your knowledge (and openness to) the diversity of the surrounding world, including the intersections of communication with social justice and forms of oppression related to social identity to be men and women for and with others.  This major allows you to have the flexibility to customize your program by choosing elective courses from a variety of areas relevant to your career interests.  To see the catalog's listing of this major, click here.

36 Credit Hours Total for the Major:

24 Hours - (All of the following):

  • COM 200: Communication Practices
  • COM 300: Communication Research Methods
  • COM 359: Rhetoric and Public Culture 
  • COM 360: Organizational Communication
  • COM 361: Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 490: Communication and Community
  • COM 496: Communication Internship and Professional Development
  • COM 497: Senior Research in Comm Studies

Plus Twelve (12) Elective hours of Upper-Division COM courses: *

* Electives complement our three focus areas of
(a)  Rhetoric and Public Culture;
(b)  Organizational Communication;
(c)  Interpersonal Communication 

To declare a major in Communication Studies, click here.

B. A., Major in Communication Studies Organizational Communication Track for AcceleratedCREIGHTON Students

This major is available for College of Professional Studies* students and focuses on the relationship between communication and human behavior in organizations (business, government, non-profit). You will study theory and practice of how organizations are created, maintained, and changed through communication. You will learn to communicate your ideas effectively through generating organizational literature and delivering professional presentations.  In this major, you will examine the role and relevance of communication in your personal and professional life while broadening your knowledge of (and openness to) the intersections of communication with social justice and forms of oppression related to social identity. To see a list of courses, click here.

*College of Professional Studies at Creighton University (CPS) is a full-service office for adult students, 23 years of age and older, who wish to pursue undergraduate studies at Creighton. CPS offers full or part-time schedules, day and evening courses, accelerated and full semester classes.  For complete details about CPS and the accelerated program, click here.

The TRACK consists of 36 Credit Hours Total for the Major:

24 Hours - (All of the following):

  • COM 200: Communication Practices
  • COM 300: Communication Research Methods
  • COM 359: Rhetoric and Public Culture 
  • COM 360: Organizational Communication
  • COM 361: Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 460: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on Organizational Communication
  • COM 463: Communication Consulting
  • COM 490: Communication and Community

Plus Twelve (12) Elective hours of Upper-Division COM courses: *

 * Electives complement our three focus areas of
(a)  Rhetoric and Public Culture;
(b)  Organizational Communication;
(c)  Interpersonal Communication