In the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, we believe that mutual understanding, collaboration, and positive personal and social change all begin with good communication.
The study of human communication helps students learn how to harness the power of communication to build strong relationships and communities, become effective leaders, solve complex problems and more.
Exploring the complex role of human communication.
Our faculty address communication issues that impact people’s lives, from socially-embedded research on local, national and global concerns that contributes to a more peaceful, prosperous and equitable future, to research that helps people communicate in healthier ways in relationships and workplaces.
in intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, marriage and intimacy, sexuality, organizational communication and nonverbal communication.
Preparing you for limitless career opportunities.
Majoring in communication not only strengthens students’ personal and professional relationships but gives them a wide variety of career options. These are just a few examples.
Training and Development
I had a wonderful college adventure that I want students today to experience. I hope that they grow and thrive, achieve their goals and pursue their career dreams. I don’t take for granted all that I have been given and want others to have the same opportunities.”
Owner and Founder, Evolve Public Relations and Marketing
BA in communication, 1996
Offering diverse areas of emphasis.
Five emphasis areas are designed to help you effectively choose communication courses that fit your interests and career goals.