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Communication Studies

at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Communication Studies is a field of study inviting students to engage in the theoretically-informed practice of communication in their personal, professional, and public lives. Students who succeed in Communication Studies can expect to meet the following goals:

Presentations: Increased confidence and competence in public presentations.
Relationships: Knowledge of the manner in which communication creates, maintains and transforms relationships and the ability to engage in effective and productive relational communication.
Contexts: Knowledge of the crucial role communication plays in community, professional and civic contexts, and the ability to use communication behaviors ethically and effectively in various contexts.
Diversity: Knowledge and respect for the role of culture and diversity in communication, and the ability to effectively communicate within and across cultures.
Influence: Competency in reflective construction and analysis of arguments and discourse intended to influence beliefs, attitudes, values, and practices.
Technology: Ability to effectively use communication technology and to critically evaluate how technology affects communication.
Research: Competence in systematic inquiry, including the process of asking questions, systematically attempting to answer them, and understanding the limitations of the conclusions reached.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Radio and Television Announcers

  • Median wage: $16.19/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College Communications Teachers

  • Median wage: $60,161/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Public Relations Specialists

  • Median wage: $27.17/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Public Address System and Other Announcers

  • Median wage: $13.95/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Web Developers

  • Median wage: $30.59/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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