Communication Studies Major

Do you want a degree that gives you vast career options while honing your communication, writing, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills?

At a glance

A degree in communication studies prepares you for the shifting demands of life, career, and community. You develop invaluable skills that the world needs: verbal and written communication, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, global understanding, personal accountability, inclusive teamwork, self-reflection, creativity, and digital proficiency. These diverse skills will enable you to pursue your dreams, create new opportunities, and make a difference in the world. Choose from three areas of study within the major: film and media studies, relational and organizational communication, and rhetoric and civic engagement.

Degree typeBachelor of Arts
FormatOn campus and online
Part ofCollege of Liberal Arts
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?Yes
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

Speech Teacher Licensure

This specialized concentration allows you to pursue a teaching license in teaching speech and communications in the state of Colorado.  

Some Career Options

As a Communication Studies grad, you’ll be trained to think independently and critically, communicate effectively, and function in a multicultural world. Employers appreciate communication studies majors for their multiple skills and their ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and work environments. You’ll find employment opportunities in public relations/marketing, politics, sales, human relations, government, business management, convention and meeting planning, education, and social media. You also have the option to move on to graduate work in communication studies and to post-graduate study in business, law, theology, and beyond.

Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

For additional opportunities, please reach out to:

College of Liberal Arts recruiter at or (970) 821-5276 (Text friendly. Please include your/the student’s full name in the message.)

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Want a more in-depth look at this major? Take a look at the program website to learn more.