Communication Studies (B.A.)

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Communication Studies (BA, Minor)

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Communication Studies (Minor)


The Communication Studies Program at Columbia College equips its students with initiative, work ethic, and capability to effectively communicate; all qualities necessary for success in today’s professional world. Faculty prepare students for personal, academic, and professional successes by encouraging their spirit of civic engagement through an innovative course of study rooted in the liberal arts tradition of Rhetoric. The Communication Studies faculty are nationally recognized for both their teaching and research. Students make regular presentations at academic conferences and have won numerous awards for their research. Twice over the last five years, CC Communication Studies students have won the pretigious Franklin Shirley Award for Top Undergraduate Honors Conference Paper at the Theodore Clevenger Jr. Undergraduate Honors Conference associated with the Southern States Communication Association. The program’s graduates go on to graduate school and/or successful careers in the corporate world, political arena, and media fields.

Job options for graduates of the Communication Studies Department include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Health Advocacy Organizations
  • Health Management
  • Public Information
  • Mediation Specialist
  • Speech Writing
  • Fund Raising
  • College Recruiting
  • Non-Profit
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Political Campaign Direct
  • Media Buyer
  • Legislative Correspondent
  • Lobbyist
  • Communication Consultant

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Important Links:

National Communication Association 

Southern States Communication Association

Carolinas Communication Association