Communication Studies is a core liberal art that provides training in the skills required by today’s employers. Students who complete this program should be equipped to prepare and present well organized and reasoned oral and written presentations in a variety of contexts. Students will be able to identify, analyze, and evaluate multiple perspectives of a given argument and will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the implications of ethics in communication. Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate professionalism and can adapt to a variety of contexts when they graduate from this program. The science of interpersonal and group dynamics, effective communication in business and industry, and the art of persuasion and social influence are emphasized in the major.