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 USC 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.
For example, students may find themselves writing articles for campus publications (COMM 332), participating in a simulated organization (COMM 480), preparing a public relations campaign (COMM 328), developing communication graphics (COMM 376), working in a group to provide a community service (COMM 385), or analyzing persuasive messages (COMM 351). All communication majors have a capstone experience either in a service-learning or internship opportunity.
Why major in Communication at USC Aiken?
- Engaging and passionate faculty
- Small classes
- Hands-on and experiential learning
- Campus and community opportunities
- Excellent academic advising
- Fine 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