By enrolling in the Communication bachelor's degree program you will engage with fellow students who are keenly interested in understanding more about how we use language in a variety of specific social contexts: the Environment, Healthcare and Business/Nonprofit.

Coordinating our actions with others can be challenging and this degree will enhance your communication skills. By working in diverse small and large groups, making presentations, and using a variety of channels – from face-to-face to telephone, email to internet – you will become prepared to take responsibility for interactions within your community and the workplace of your choosing.

All courses focus on cultural communication and take a language and social interaction perspective. The foundational courses give students background in communication theory and practice and the upper division courses demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary studies within the three areas of emphasis: environment, health and business/nonprofit.


Major career opportunities include environmental advocacy, nonprofit and business management, and health services.

Additional employment avenues include: mediation, counseling, public affairs, government, entrepreneurship, sales, community relations, employee relations, teaching, training, consulting, event planning, media entertainment, law, international relations, social and human services, advertising, journalism, marketing, and public relations.