Communication Studies



The communication studies program at USU seeks to give students the opportunity to understand and develop a range of skills relating to the way that communication affects individuals and organizations. Through thematic studies that develop persuasive, ethical leadership skills, students will learn how to effectively use communication in their future careers.

Career Application

Since communication skills are highly valued in professional workspaces, graduates of the communication studies program can select from a wide variety of careers, such as event planning, crisis management, or mediation. Graduates will also leave well-prepared for graduate studies or law school.

Program Highlights

Debate Team

Develop public speaking skills, practice your analytical abilities, and gain confidence while competing as part of an award-winning team.

Public Speaking

The public speaking course is a must for those hoping to develop confidence and power in their spoken communication.

Undergraduate Spring Symposium

The Communication Studies and Philosophy Research Symposium is a yearly event that provides the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students in the department to present the work they are doing throughout the academic year. It features a large post...

Alumni Advice

Brad Plothow

Brad Plothow gives advice and information about career options post-graduation at our Alumni Lunch Series.