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.

Program Overview

Program Overview

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

Student Experiences

Student Experiences

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

Meet our Faculty

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.

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.

Facilities & Resources

Facilities & Resources

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

  • 200+
    Communication Studies majors at Furman
  • 4
    students award winners in national media production competitions in 2021
  • 1st
    Master of Arts in Strategic Design in the world.
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