Communication Studies requires that a student choose a specific track to fulfill their requirements. Each track provides a student with a coherent grouping of courses, supported by a variety of courses he or she selects to complete degree requirements. Any track chosen from these offerings prepares a student for careers in corporate work, law, politics, teaching, counseling, or any job involving interaction with people. Students can choose from Corporate Communication, Interpersonal Communication, or Political Communication.
- Corporate Communication is a specialization in Organizational Communication that focuses on communication between and among individuals and groups in organizations, including corporate, non-profit, and governmental organizations. Organizational Communication is the study of human interaction within complex organizations, including leadership and organizational behavior. Research projects among the faculty have focused on the process of understanding the effects of power, time, and sequence on messages, and how the understanding of others and communication with them occur over information and communication technologies.
- Interpersonal Communication is a specialization that focuses on interaction in a variety of human relationships and cultures. This includes both verbal and nonverbal communication, face-to-face communication, and intercultural communication.
- Political Communication is a specialization in Rhetorical Theory and focuses on communication in public settings, including political communication, persuasion, and argumentation theory.