The goal of Communication Studies is to teach you important principles of communication that will help you succeed in your career and personal life. Our courses introduce you to communication principles in organizations, across cultures, in the family and in public communication.
|Program Options||Degree Plan|
|Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies|
|Minor in Communication Studies|
What makes an OBU Communication Studies degree special?
Employers consistently list communication and teamwork skills in the top five qualities any successful employee in any career field needs to possess. You will learn how to deal with conflict effectively, analyze messages you receive, and collect information for making good decisions. These are all skills that will help you prepare for your own career goals and build successful relationships in any profession.
Get involved with a number of student organizations, including the OBU Debate Team.
What are OBU grads doing with their Communication Studies degrees?
Our students have done campaign work for non-profit organizations and political campaigns. Students have served internships with U.S. Senators, First Lady Laura Bush and other community leaders. Other students have pursued graduate degrees and have become professors and researchers at the university level. Some students have successfully started their own businesses, and some have gone into corporate and ministerial training.
Our graduates pursue a variety of careers including the following:
- communication directors
- coordinators in for-profit organizations
- coordinators in non-profit organizations
- event planning
- museum directors and docents
- small business development
- public relations
- corporate training and facilitation
- conflict management
- advertising and marketing
Other graduates have pursued graduate studies in:
- human relations
- political science
Learn more about our Communication Studies faculty.
This program is offered through Communication Arts in the Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts.