Communication Studies

In communication studies, we prepare students to lead lives of purpose through study in the humanities, media, rhetoric, and advocacy. Our majors jump into careers in a variety of fields including marketing, fundraising and event planning, advocacy and professional communication, coaching and mentoring, journalism, and public media.

A communication studies degree from Furman combines the study in the humanities and mass communication with opportunities to speak, debate, and create your own media portfolio. Students learn and work with numerous digital platforms while developing critical thinking skills to prepare them to be active citizens, industry leaders, and media pioneers.

The Communication Studies Department at Furman University inspires students to be digitally savvy, rhetorically confident and creatively invested in their communities. Communication Studies majors at Furman are equipped with the analytical and theoretical methods they need to make strong ethical and political judgments, create compelling arguments, and advocate for noteworthy causes. Our internship program, independent research opportunities, and state-of-the-art media lab offer students the chance to apply classroom theories to real-world practice.

Have a question? Contact us.

Student showing spreads from the magazine they worked on during the summer

Program Overview

Find out what it takes to become a Communication Studies major.

Major in Communication Studies

Student Experiences

Students connect coursework to meaningful experiences such as research, internships, study away and community learning projects.

Find your experience
Students working on designs
Professor talking with student

Meet our Faculty

Our renowned instructors are the foremost authorities in their fields, combining rigorous teaching in the classroom with team-based advising and mentoring that inspires.

Meet Our Faculty

Student broadcasting

Class E Podcast

The Class E Podcast is brought to you through a partnership between Furman Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Communication Studies Department at Furman University.

Listen to the Podcast

Facilities & Resources

Our cutting-edge Media Lab includes a variety of equipment for your digital Communication Studies courses.

Visit our facilities
Students presenting from the media station

Communication Studies majors at Furman
students award winners in national media production competitions in 2021
Master of Arts in Strategic Design in the world.

Furman Hall pictured with cars parked in front

Contact Us

Have questions? We're here to help.

Contact Us

In the news