This concentration examines communication among persons and groups, in formal and informal settings. It focuses on theories, concepts, and practices appropriate to institutional settings, including families. Students will explore various aspects of human behavior of people in groups and teams. Coursework focuses on the study of professional and personal relationships and explores such issues as conflict, decision-making, diversity, small groups, persuasion, gender, culture, interviewing, leadership, nonverbal communication, media, public presentation, health, the environment, and family relations.
All students have opportunities for research, global-engagement, public service, and career preparation. As a communication major you can: