Communication matters. From interactions with communities and cultures to work presentations to participation in democracy, communication plays a crucial role in shaping the world around us. By pursuing a BA in communication studies, you'll hone your practical communication skills as you lay the foundation for ethical and effective communication.

Our courses explore the role of communication in fostering high-quality human relations in interpersonal, organizational, cultural and public contexts. With flexible requirements, you are able to customize your experience to align with your interests and career goals.

Employers actively seek the career skills our students develop, including integrity, leadership, teamwork and the ability to analyze information and articulate ideas. Graduates pursue careers in fields as wide ranging as education, law, business, public relations, advertising, social work and human resources. 

What Sets Us Apart

DU's communication studies program provides you with the opportunity to:

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      Become a more reflexive, ethical and effective communicator.

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      Explore community-engaged and arts-based methods.

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      Collaborate closely with a faculty of teacher-scholars.

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      Apply what you're learning outside the classroom through internships, study abroad or participation in activities such as the DU Debate Team.

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      Prepare for your career as a passionate educator or practitioner.

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    Degree Requirements

    • To major in communication studies you will need to complete 40 credits. These include foundations, a performative course, two communication inquiry courses, and breadth and depth electives. 
    • For distinction in the major you will need to maintain a GPA of 3.75 in the major, 3.5 cumulative, complete three 3000-level courses in communication studies and complete a culminating project. 
    • For the secondary major you will complete 40 credit hours. 
    • For the minor you will complete 20 credit hours. 

    See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements. 


    DU's Communication Studies program asks how communication shapes our world and ourselves.

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