Human communication is inherently interdisciplinary. USAO’s communication program teaches students how to help people better understand each other—whether one-on-one, in small groups, in a public forum or to millions through mass media.

Communication majors study how, why and to what end humans communicate and learn the technical and practical ways to create effective messages in oral, written and visual forms.

Based on journalistic principles, core courses in news reporting, public relations, public speaking, small-group dynamics, mass media, graphic design and photography prepare students for a wide range of careers or for graduate study. The department also offers special topics courses and workshops on broadcast production, television programming, humor and more.

Why Major in Communication at USAO?

Career Possibilities

Degree Checksheet

Communication Degree Checksheet

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