The Communication Studies program develops graduates who are able to:
- use effective and ethical verbal and nonverbal messages appropriate to the situation, audience and context.
- participate in the democratic process through the construction and analysis of persuasive messages.
- construct and analyze persuasive messages according to standards of argument.
- analyze and interpret public discourse and contemporary media messages.
- listen discriminately and critically.
- Engage in ethical communication interaction ranging from interpersonal to public contexts and employing face-to-face through meditated channels.
- Employ effective communication skills (speaking, writing, interviewing, listening, providing feedback, persuading and managing) in various contexts.