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The Department of Communication Studies is home to almost 500 students majoring and minoring in the three primary dimensions of communication studies:
Additionally, the department houses the Cultural Studies program that focuses on:
The department 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:
If you’re interested in studying communication or cultural studies and want to talk with a departmental representative about our programs, please email communicationstudies AT_TOWSON. We would love to talk with you about our department, the majors, and career options for our students.
Are you considering an internship for credit? Find out about the internship approval process.
If you have questions about advising, review the advising resources and make an appointment with your adviser. Don't delay in registering for courses.
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.
Did you know TU has a Northeastern Maryland location? Through innovative partnerships with Maryland Community Colleges, transfer students in northeastern Maryland are offered the flexibility to pursue a bachelor’s degree after completing an associate’s degree. Check out more information on TUNE and how you can obtain your B.S. in Communication Studies.
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
Professor Kanika Jackson was awarded a Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Fellowship for 2022-2023 to redesign the Communication and Popular Culture course.
The Cultural Studies (CLST) Major and Minor have been moved to the Department of Communication Studies. The faculty are excited to grow this successful program.
Michael Harrington joins the department as a Lecturer and Director of Debate to reinvigorate TU Debate.
Evening, UU Ballrooms
Watch four talented speakers present on the theme, "Fear, Failure, Forward."
Evening, UU Theatre
Join award-winning actor and poet Jesús Valles for a powerful show about their journey.
6:30p-8:30p, ST 310
Alumni working in a variety of fields will network with current students to show the dynamic careers the degree offers.