Department of Communication Studies

Advocating change. Engaging difference. Leading with purpose. 

About the Department

The Department of Communication Studies began in 2018 and is the home department to almost 500 students majoring and minoring in the three primary dimensions of communication studies:

  • advocacy and public discourse
  • identity and culture
  • leadership and organizational communication

The major provides both theory and research as well as applicable skills that will prepare you for a variety of careers.

What We Offer

The Department of Communication Studies offers the following undergraduate programs:


Dr. Desireé Rowe Selected as Fulbright Scholar

Dr. Desireé Rowe was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant and will spend March-August 2019 in Japan teaching at Kyushu University. 

Students Return from Barcelona

Professor Carol Norton accompanied 17 students to Barcelona for the summer Communication and Global Competence course.



Communication Studies Welcome

Wednesday, September 5

11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Media Center lawn

Come join the Communication Studies faculty for some food and fun. Learn more about student organizations and opportunities for majors.

Communication Studies Football Outing

Saturday, September 29

4 pm, Johnny Unitas Stadium

Join Communication Studies faculty as we cheer on Towson football for the home opener football game.