Communication Studies classroom
COMM 101 field trip
COMM class at Machu Picchu in Peru
COMM Focus Award Recipient
COMM Class Conversations
Studying communication benefits you in many different ways: personally, professionally, and publicly.
- Learning how to speak publicly is important to your success in college.
- You learn how to better interact with others, improve your relationships, and understand differences in how people see the world.
- Effective communication will increase your chances of finding a job – employers listed "ability to communicate clearly" as the most important trait in a new employee.
- Your ability to communicate is your ticket to advancement – a survey of 500 executives rated speaking skills second only to job knowledge as the most important factor in a businessperson’s success.
- A democratic society depends on active, informed citizens, which in turn requires skilled communicators. Learning the principles of communication can make you a more effective participant in the great debate that we call democracy. As Lee Iacocca once said, "You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere."
Communication Studies Focus Award
The Communication Studies Focus Award recognizes students who have gained considerable background in Communication Studies as part of their certificate or transfer degree program. The award is granted to students who have completed the required combination of Communication Studies courses. See the focus award catalog page for requirements.
If you have completed the program of study, apply for the Communication Studies Focus Award!