Major in Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts
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What is a communication studies degree?
Ideas have power, and today that power is amplified by the media. Leaders and innovators need to understand how an expanding world is communicating – and gain the insight to make a significant impact.
Why pursue communication studies at Furman?
We’re all about connections – not only connecting students to faculty in a supportive liberal arts and sciences environment, but also connecting them to technology and practical experience. Work on a newscast in the Media Lab, shoot and edit documentary footage, and start adapting to the next generation of digital storytelling tools. Plan a visit to Furman’s beautiful campus or start your application today.
How will you learn?
Engaged learning takes our students beyond the classroom. See how international media covers politics and sports during a semester abroad. Explore internships in a growing media market ranked in the top 10 in the Southeast. Follow your interests with an independent research project in anything from broadcasting history to future software applications. And apply your new critical thinking and analytical skills to every facet of your life. Take your first steps by contacting admissions or reading more about how to apply.
Careers for communication studies majors
With a B.A. in communication studies, Furman graduates develop the tools to thrive in a variety of fields in mass media and beyond, such as advertising and marketing, politics and law, television and film, and theater arts.
A communications studies B.A. can prepare you for a career in:
- Public relations
- Meeting and event planning
- Brand strategy
- Media/social media management and strategy
- Human Resources
Communication studies courses: What will you study?
Media and Society
Advanced Multimedia Storytelling
What our students say
“I chose to be a communication studies major because I feel like this major uses all of my strong points to connect to people. My voice matters.” – Cole Neely ’21
Your academic advisor will help you explore your passions, define your interests and achieve your goals. You’ll tap into a widespread network of community and alumni mentors to help you on your individual educational path – and to the opportunities at the end of it. Furman’s communication studies faculty represents decades of study and real-world expertise.
Communication studies prepares graduates with the tools to thrive in a variety of fields in mass media and beyond, such as advertising and marketing, politics and law, television and film, and theatre arts. Furman graduates with a B.A. in communication studies have worked as marketers, public relations practitioners, customer service representatives, human resources professionals, lawyers and members of the media, according to an Emsi report.
Graduates with a communication studies B.A. earn an average of $45,800 a year, with potential wages of $86,8000, according to an Emsi report.
The communication studies B.A. program at Furman is a four-year program.