In the Interpersonal Communication Option, students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate effective communication in personal, professional, and group contexts. We focus on examining the communicative interaction between individuals and communication’s power to impact relational development and affect outcomes across a variety of settings. Students are exposed to principles of human communication with special emphasis placed on critical thinking as a tool for improving everyday communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills are often the starting point to successfully navigating our personal and professional relationships. The Interpersonal Communication option offers students the strategies and tools crucial for developing their interpersonal skills across multiple contexts. Students can tailor the program so as to prepare themselves for work in multiple communicative environments.
Employers often seek out relational skills as an important part of the hiring process. Graduates with this option are particularly well prepared to work with individuals and groups from varying backgrounds, with differing needs and interests, and where the goals of communication are to resolve problems or disputes.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Completion time: 48 semester hours required for the major and 120 hours required for graduation
The B.A. in Communication Studies: Interpersonal Communication is transfer friendly for a number of reasons:
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