Department of Communication Studies

Advocating change. Engaging difference. Leading with purpose.

About the Department


The Department of Communication Studies is home 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

Additionally, the department houses the Cultural Studies program that focuses on:

  • critical theory
  • cultural critique
  • the art of advocacy

The department 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:

Interested in Communication or Cultural Studies?

If you’re interested in studying communication or cultural studies and want to talk with a departmental representative about our programs, please email . We would love to talk with you about our department, the majors, and career options for our students.

Communication Internships

Are you considering an internship for credit? Find out about the internship approval process.  

Academic Advising

If you have questions about advising, review the advising resources and make an appointment with your adviser. Don't delay in registering for courses.

Public Communication Center

Do you want to improve your public speaking skills or get help with an upcoming class presentation? Make an appointment with our peer mentors in the Public Communication Center today.

Statement of Solidarity

Solidarity and Action

Read the TU Department of Communication Studies Statement of Solidarity and Action (PDF) to learn how we are standing with our Black students, faculty and staff, and community.


Undergraduate students in the Department of Communication Studies


Public speaking appointments at the Public Communication Center each term


Average COMM class size

COMM Welcome Back

Tuesday, September 21

4-6 pm, Chapman Quad

Join us for food, games, booths, and prizes as we settle into the fall semester.

Event Planning Expo

Monday, October 31

9:30 am-12 pm, ST 310

Students interested in event planning can attend to learn about companies and careers in event planning.

TedX TowsonU

Wednesday, November 16

Evening, UU Ballrooms

Watch four talented speakers present on the theme, "Fear, Failure, Forward."


Contact Information

Department of Communication Studies

Media Center, Room 203

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Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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