Communication and Information Majors

The College of Communication and Information offers a wide selection of undergraduate majors within 4 different schools.  

Choose a school below to select your major of interest, explore the courses you'll take and see possible careers paths for that major.  Have a question?  Check out our undergraduate major & minor FAQ's.

Communication Majors by Topic

Communication Majors (School of Communication Studies)

Communication Studies B.A.

Businesses, organizations, healthcare industries and nonprofit agencies consistently rank effective communication skills as the most important job-hiring consideration, even more so than technical skills. Pursuing a Communication Studies degree allows you the ability to bring diverse insights to the role of communication in a variety of ways. Choose one of two concentrations: Applied or General Communication Studies. Students can also pursue coursework online.

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Technology Majors (School of Emerging Media and Technology)

Emerging Media and Technology (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Emerging Media and Technology offers students the space to play, imagine and solve problems. The degree program draws on a number of disciplines, including emerging media, design, information sciences, human-computer interaction and communication.

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Media Majors (School of Media and Journalism)


The Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising is the study of the entire spectrum of the advertising business and the social responsibilities of a persuasive media.
Advertising Courses & Requirements

Digital Media Production (Television or Digital Film)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media Production allows students to gain first-hand experience in all aspects of single camera and live multi-camera production, including shooting, audio recording, editing, writing, directing and producing digital films and live television.
Digital Media Production Courses & Requirements


The Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism is a broad and flexible degree program that offers specialty areas in broadcast news, magazine media, multimedia news and photojournalism, as well as the opportunity to combine elements of each specialty. 
Journalism Courses & Requirements

Public Relations

The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations gives students the opportunity to study the strategic management of communication and the relationships between organizations and their key constituents. 
Public Relations Courses & Requirements

These majors are offered by the School of Media and Journalism.

Design Majors (School of Visual Communication Design)

Visual Communication Design (B.A.) 

The Bachelor of Arts degree in visual communication design major is the preparation of students for the graphic design and illustration professions.

Visual Communication Design (B.A.) Courses & Requirements

Visual Communication Design (B.F.A.) 

The School of Visual Communication Design's B.F.A. degree program consists of approximately two-thirds of the coursework in the "creation and study of the visual arts," with the remainder in general studies.

Visual Communication Design (B.F.A) Courses & Requirements 

Photography (B.F.A.)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography provides the student with a comprehensive program of study, balancing a liberal arts education with studio offerings in digital photography. 

Photography (B.F.A) Courses & Requirements 

These majors are offered by the School of Visual Communication Design.