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Relational Communication (BA)

Communication students.
In the Relational Communication program, you will develop skills necessary to identify, analyze and meet the challenges of communicating effectively among individuals in both personal and professional relationships. Courses blend theory with practical information, giving you the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of professional settings.

As a Relational Communication major, you will have the opportunity to take a variety of courses covering a broad range of topics, or take courses that are closely related to your specific area of interest. Course topics include:

  • Business and professional communication
  • Conflict management and negotiation
  • Family communication
  • Gender and communication
  • Health communication
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Persuasion
  • Small group communication

Through coursework, group projects, internships and independent study projects, you will learn to express yourself well in oral and written communications as well as develop critical thinking skills necessary to analyze communication events from a variety of perspectives.

With this program, you may choose to concentrate in Latino Media & Communication. This concentration will teach you how to think critically about all aspects of media and communication, with a particular focus on Latino media and Latino communities.

We also offer combined bachelor's/master's degree programs, which allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years. You may choose to combine your BA in Relational Communication with one of the following master's degree programs:

  • Health Communication
  • Journalism
  • Media and Cinema Studies
  • Organizational and Multicultural Communication
  • Relational Communication