The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies offers students a broad foundation in the field, preparing them to communicate in oral, written and visual formats with the accuracy and polish expected of communication professionals.
This marketable degree opens up a wide variety of career possibilities, including positions in communication management for businesses or non-profit organizations, advocacy, high education administration, human resources and sales.
Communication Studies Program Highlights
- Explore the central role of communication in public and private spheres as it relates to individuals, relationships, genders, cultures, and organizations.
- Develop highly effective interpersonal and public communication skills to use in a variety of professions.
- Learn how to critique and create persuasive communication in order to become a more engaged citizen and successful professional.
- Conduct independent research on a topic of your choice in a senior seminar — the culmination of your program.
- Choose a minor or concentration area that complements the major and expands your expertise in an area relevant to a future career or graduate program.
Recent Internships and In-Field Learning Experiences
- St. Louis Cardinals
- The Scholarship Foundation
- Nine Network of Public Media
- Ladue Police Department
- Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
- Fontbonne University Student Affairs, Office of Advancement, and Alumni Association
Communication Studies Course Samples
- COM 101
Communication in Everyday Life3 credits
In this introductory course, students will learn about core concepts and contexts of study in the field of Communication, critically consider the role of communication in their everyday lives, and develop and deliver formal speeches. Topics covered include communication in personal relationships, communication in the workplace, mediated communication, and informative and persuasive speaking.
- COM 230
Gender Communication3 credits
Explores the relationship between human communication and issues of gender. Students will be encouraged to think seriously about how society defines gender and what that means for us on a personal level. Specific applications will include the family, the workplace, and relationships. The course will culminate with an individual project tailored to the student’s interest in gender communication.
- COM 260
Media, Technology, and Culture3 credits
An introduction to theory and research focused on traditional and new media and communication technologies. Students will take a critical look at how media, technology and culture impact one another by exploring topics that can include media ideology and representation, media influence, globalization, digital divides, and new media activism.
Fontbonne University’s Communication Studies Graduate Successes
- Senior Vice President, ESM Marketing, St. Louis
- Director of Public Relations, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Bio Research and Development Growth (BRDG) Park
- Marketing and PR at Nestle Purina
- Event Coordinator and Marketing Assistant, ORIGO Education
- Public Affairs Coordinator for St. Charles County Government
- Graduate program in Communication at Saint Louis University
- Graduate program in Higher Education at University of Missouri – St.. Louis
Communication Studies Career Opportunities
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