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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Communication Studies

From one-on-one conversations to addressing a large crowd in a public arena, communication is a part of our daily lives. Communication Studies prepares you for almost any career path you choose — from public speaking to being an effective manager capable of conveying ideas and resolving workplace conflict.

Communications Studies is a broad and flexible major, allowing you to tailor your experience to fit your professional goals — whether you are on campus or online. Our small class sizes mean our professors are able to get to know you and help you grow in your professional, personal, and civic lives. Our courses in public speaking, intercultural communication, conflict management, and communicating with technology are highly interactive, allowing you to connect theory with practical, real-world applications.

Want to find out more? Feel free to contact us to discover if a major in Communication Studies is for you.

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Professional organizations and clubs will improve your resume and enhance your college experience.

Undergraduate Programs

Class sizes are typically small and courses explore topics such as public speaking, intercultural communication, rhetorical theory, conflict management, and communicating with technology.

Master's Programs

The Department of Communication Studies was recognized in 2009 with the Most Innovative Program Award from the Masters Education Section of the National Communication Association.