Advocating change. Engaging difference. Leading with purpose.
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:
The major provides both theory and research as well as applicable skills that will prepare you for a variety of careers.
The Department of Communication Studies offers the following undergraduate programs:
Read the TU Department of Communication Studies Statement of Solidarity and Action to learn how we are standing with our Black students, faculty and staff, and community. The Department of Communication Studies fully supports the COFAC Statement on Solidarity and Purpose, which helps frame many of the actions the department is taking in the coming weeks and months.
In response to COVID-19, Towson University Department of Communication Studies is open with limited services. Although you can't visit, our department is still available during normal business hours by email at communicationstudies AT_TOWSON.
Thinking about auditioning for the Public Speaking Competition? It is open to any TU undergraduate student. Your prepared 5-8 minute persuasive speech should address at least one of the core tenets of the Department of Communication Studies curriculum:
Learn more about the competition at Public Communication Center.
Dr. Desireé Rowe was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant and is in Japan teaching at Kyushu University.
Prof. Norton's Leadership Communication class is working with the Towson Chamber of Commerce to plan and implement the 2019 Towsontown Festival.
The PCC has received a grant from the TU Foundation to continue growing to help more students improve their public speaking skills.
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., VB 204
The day-long communication symposium, Leading with Purpose: Navigating Organizational Culture, Communication, and Identity, will feature scholarly and professional presentation/discussion panels and a keynote address given by Dr. Patrice Buzzanell '75.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m., CFA Recital Hall
The top six students who auditioned for the Public Speaking Competition will perform for a panel of judges and the audience will also have a vote.
6 - 8 p.m., ST 310
New inductees and graduating seniors will be recognized and dinner will be served.