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Communication Studies

Communication Studies has been taught continuously at USU almost from the founding of this institution in 1888. The discipline helps students understand the role communication plays in creating and maintaining human organizations and societies.

Students learn how people exercise influence in the social world and how to develop appropriate and effective communication competencies needed to live a productive life. The coursework provides students with communication and human relations competencies and the critical thinking skills required for success in a variety of careers. Students receive a well-rounded education in speech communication and its related areas, including courses in debate, conflict resolution, public speaking, and more.

The corporate world consistently seeks for employees with communication skills. Speech majors meet this demand by learning how to be influential, understanding, and developing good listening and leadership skills. Through their coursework, students hone these skills and build a foundation for successful careers in numerous areas. The minor in Speech Communication Teaching is designed to develop the communication competencies and the understanding of communication processes and theory necessary for effective high school speech communication instruction.

The program is small and selective, in order  to maintain small class sizes and a close-knit community. USU’s speech professors are committed to quality teaching, mentoring, advising, and research, and consistently win department, college, and university awards for their work.


Major/Minor Requirement Sheets

Communication Studies Major Requirement Sheet
Organizational Communication Minor


Teaching Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Communication Studies
Review will begine on April 11, 2021 and continue until the postion
is filled.
Fall 2021 Comm Studies Major Application 
Deadline is  Aug 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Fall 2021 Comm Studies Minor Application

Deadline is  Aug 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.


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