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Communication Studies: Relational Communication Option


The Relational Communication track within the Communication Studies major provides graduates with tools critical to communicating effectively in an ever-changing global workplace. Communication studies majors develop skills that make them “most likely to succeed.” The Wall Street Journal reports that leaders in corporations and industry consistently rank communication skills among the most needed in the workplace. They identify communication deficiencies as extremely common among employees and responsible for significant problems with efficiency, productivity, and safety.

What You'll Do

  • Interact with well-trained faculty in small-class settings.
  • Learn and train in state-of-the-art facilities in Academic Hall.
  • Develop skills in oral, written, and visual communication, as well as listening, teamwork, leadership, and more.
  • Experience one-on-one advising to determine the best courses and minor (or second major) best suited to personal goals and aspirations.
  • Have access to the student organizations COMMrades and Jimmy's Friends.
  • Be poised to try out for Southeast's award-winning debate team and/or as a tutor in the department's speaker's resource center.
  • Have the opportunity to oversee public events while earning course credit.

What You'll Study

  • SC 195 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • SC 200 Advanced Public Speaking
  • SC 360 Experiential Comm Projects
  • SC 320 Group Comm & Decision-Making

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Caterpillar
  • Childrens' Charity of St. Louis
  • Cintas
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • LDiscovery
  • Timberland

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Clemson University
  • DePaul University
  • Duke University
  • Indiana University
  • Northwestern University
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Illinois


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