Chico State

Communication Studies

The BA and MA in Communication Studies prepares students for management and professional positions in public, private, governmental, non-profit and corporate settings. Students are trained in communication across numerous contexts; groups, teams, organizational, interpersonal relationships, as well as across cultures and communities, while developing critical understanding for the nature of language and symbols, and the essence of argument and persuasion in political settings and the role of social movements.

Linkedin research identifies Creativity, Persuasion, Collaboration, and Adaptability as the most in-demand skills for job placement—these are the skills of Communication Studies.

Graduates work in a variety of fields and in management positions in corporate, nonprofit and government settings. MA graduates are trained in conducting communication research and are qualified to teach communication studies courses at community colleges and four-year universities, as well as go into community, business or governmental organizations.

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Communication Studies Department

Location & Contact Info
Tehama, Room 201

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