Communication Studies Major



Communication Studies Major

St. Kate's communications studies major develops your powers of clear explanation and persuasion. This curriculum combines theoretical analysis, research, ethics, practical application and personal assessment.

To complete this major, you must take all required courses, plus one additional four-credit COMM course.

Below is a sample academic plan. All courses are worth four credits unless indicated. You must complete 42 credits total to fulfill the major.


  • COMM 1030: Speaking to Lead and Influence
  • COMM 3600: Leadership and the Art of Persuasion
  • COMM 4850: Senior Seminar


  • COMM 2020: Communication Dynamics in Interpersonal Relationships
  • COMM 3100: Communication Across Cultures: Identities and Differences

Organizations and Groups

  • COMM 2090: Communication and Conflict in Groups and Teams
  • COMM 3090: Communication in Organizations
  • COMM 3110: Communication Training and Development


  • COMM 2050: Media, Culture and Society
  • COMM 3030: Rhetoric, Civic Participation and Social Justice
  • COMM 3070: Gender and Rhetoric

In addition to the courses listed above, you may enroll in:

  • COMM 4954: Independent Study
  • COMM 4604: Internship

Writing requirements​

Communication studies majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing COMM 4850: Senior Seminar. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).