Majors in Communication & Information | Kent State University

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. in Applied Communication

Applied Communication is a unique strategic communication concentration in which students take courses not only in Communication Studies but in Journalism and Mass Communication and in Visual Communication Design

Applied Communication Courses & Requirements 

Communication Studies B.A. in Global Communication 

Global Communication has changed life on social, cultural and political levels. Communication technologies are changing how people learn, create and process information. 

Global Communication Courses & Requirements 

Communication Studies B.A in Health Communication

Health Communication plays critical roles in health and risk behavior, health care, health promotion and actual health outcomes

Health Communication Courses & Requirements 

Communication Studies B.A. in interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication - What are the most effective strategies for face-to-face and small-group communication? How do you interpret the nonverbal behaviors you see and hear during the act of communication? Whether you are concerned about personal communication with friends and loved ones or interpersonal communication in a business setting, interpersonal communication is an excellent concentration for students interested in understanding and improving their interpersonal communication skills and knowledge. 

Interpersonal Communication Courses & Requirements 

Communication Studies B.A. in organizational Communication

Almost every college graduate will eventually go to work for an organization. The organizational communication concentration gives students the opportunity to study organizational culture and the ways in which communication occurs in organizations.

Organizational Communication Courses & Requirements 

Communication Studies B.A. in public Communication

We all watch television, go to movies, use a wide variety of Internet sites, send text messages and tweets, listen to the radio, read magazines and newspapers. We’re bombarded daily by advertising messages. Why do we choose to use certain types of media and not others, or pay more attention to some media messages than others? Public Communication is a great concentration for students interested in these kinds of questions.

Public Communication Courses & Requirements 

These majors are offered by the School of Communication Studies (COMM).

Technology Majors (School of Digital Sciences)

Digital Sciences (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Sciences is designed to provide students with the ability to adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing digital world.

Digital Sciences (B.A.) Courses & Requirements 

Digital Sciences (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Sciences is designed to provide students with the ability to adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing digital world, with optional concentrations in Digital Systems Analysis, Digital Systems Interaction, Digital Systems Management, Digital Systems Software Development, Digital Systems Telecommunications Networks and Enterprise Architecture.

Digital Sciences (B.S.) Requirements & Courses 

These majors are offered by the School of Digital Sciences (DS).

Media Majors (School of Journalism & Mass Communication)

Advertising

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

Journalism

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 Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC).

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.