Are you interested in developing and refining your communication skills for a tangible advantage leading to academic and personal success?
With an Indiana University Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication Studies degree, you can open the door to an exciting area of study that will help you explore new ideas, find your voice, develop research skills, pursue honors-level coursework, and build a bright future!
At IUPUC, communication studies an integral part of the liberal arts. Our diverse curriculum focuses on communication theories, methods, and competencies in a variety of contexts, including rhetoric, public address, organizations, family, media, and theatre.
As a communication studies major, you will explore interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, and mass media communication in ways that will strengthen and enhance your critical inquiry, problem-solving, and conversational skills, all of which are essential for career success.
To get a better feel for whether BA in communication studies is right for you, explore our course descriptions.
Minor in communication
If your goal is a career in business, nursing, engineering, or science, among others, knowing how to clearly communicate complex information is critical. A communication minor could be a great addition to your studies.
- To declare a minor in communication studies, please download and complete this application form and send it to Anna Carmon.
- This form should be completed and submitted before you graduate or no later than when you are enrolled in your final communication studies class.
Because all aspects of the modern world in which we live rely on various forms of communication, an IU degree in communication studies will prepare you for careers in diverse fields. As a communication graduate, you could:
- Work in public or media relations, marketing, sales, and advertising
- Pursue creative work as a filmmaker, photographer, web developer, or graphic designer
- Focus on writing, editing, or publishing
- Go into broadcast television or radio as a script writer, investigative journalist or researcher, or blogger
- Specialize in fields like management, training and development, human resources, public affairs, or special events planning, among others
You might choose graduate study and go on to earn a master’s or Ph.D. degrees in fields like law, business, political science, or public policy. You could also teach at the university level and engage in research to learn more about the ways in which humans communicate.
Consider joining a professional group (at a reduced student rate) to get a better feel for what career options are right for you, such as: