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Why Study Communication?

Communication and Emerging Media

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Why Study Communication?

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication is designed to help students become ethical and competent communicators who can use their knowledge of communications to enhance their individual and professional development, improve their personal relationships, and effectively serve their communities.

Students majoring in communication at UofSC Aiken examine communication processes in interpersonal relationships, small group and public settings and within organizations, in cultures, and in the mass media. We keep our class sizes small (usually under 25 students) to encourage interaction among students and faculty, and to allow for experiential learning.

Students have a wide range of classes they can choose from such as Communication and Public Advocacy where they learn effective methods of advocating for themselves as well as greater social issues, Media and Culture where students will learn the history of media and the impact of media on everyday life, African American Rhetoric where students will learn the history of persuasive speech revolving around African American culture, and Visual Communication where students will be introduced to Adobe Creative Cloud to create designs for the creative industry. All communication majors have a capstone experience either in a service-learning or internship opportunity.

Why Major in Communication at UofSC Aiken?

  • Engaging and passionate faculty
  • Small classes
  • Hands-on and experiential learning
  • Campus and community opportunities
  • Self-improvement possibilities
  • Excellent academic advising
  • Helpful support services

What Will I Gain?

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and teamwork skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Persuasive abilities
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Message-crafting skills