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Communication Studies

This program focuses on communication interaction between individuals and the impact each has on the other. The program provides a grounding in the power of communication to affect outcomes and relations across a variety of settings. Often, coursework may examine relationship development in families, social settings, and work. Typical careers include social services, human relations, interpersonal consulting, affirmative actions, sales, and counseling.

Why Study Communication Studies?

In Communication Studies, students discover the many strategies of how to effectively communicate with different groups of people in varying situations. Coverage includes person-to-person communication such as in counseling, peer advising, personnel management and other business and corporate positions. Students may also study persuasion and message construction strategies that are helpful in sales and management areas.

Speech communication is a broad degree that can lead to job opportunities in many different fields. Skills and experiences gained through co-curricular activities, internships, part-time jobs, and volunteering are critical in shaping a career path. Speech communication is also good preparation for graduate school in many disciplines.

Application Information

Attend a School of Communication information session.

Meetings are held periodically to help students learn more about the School of Communication offerings and application process. Attendance at one information session during the application period in which you apply is required for consideration of becoming a major or minor in the School of Communication. All information sessions are held in Fell Hall, room 446. See the School of Communication's admissions page for more information.

Minors can only be declared by current Illinois State students. Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on My.IllinoisState.edu.

Application Period

Applications always accepted. 

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Kristen Smederovac  Fell 450  kmpresl@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-7080