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. 

Trust Fund Established

Emeritus faculty Ron Matlon has established a trust fund for the new Department of Communication through the TU Foundation and the Tower Light Society. Dr. Matlon writes: "My years at Towson University were by far the best years I ever had in academe.  TU is a truly great institution admirably dedicated to a wonderful teaching/learning environment."