Communication Studies Major Close Sub-Nav Menu Request InformationMajors and MinorsAcademic Support Resources for Students Disability Support Services Registering with DSSDSS Resources The Communication Center Dr. Seth Clabough Resources for ParentsStaffFAQsLaunchFirst Generation College Students Copley Science Building ConstructionHonors Program Application for Prospective Honors StudentsHonors Academics Current Students Entering Prior to Fall 2016 Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesDepartmental Honors Current Students Entering Fall 2016 or After Academic StandardsCurricular Requirements Honors CoursesHonors ModulesCollaborative Learning Experience Honors Benefits and OpportunitiesHonors Program Director Noyce Teacher Preparation ProgramFirst Year Program: RMCS101Study Abroad & International Education J-Term Study/Travel Payment Procedure & Scholarship Information Study Abroad Options at RMC J-Term Mandatory Insurance Plan International TravelDomestic Travel J-term 2017 Study/Travel CoursesJ-term Resources Semester Abroad FAQsEligibility and CostsSemester Abroad Application InformationScholarships International Students Obtaining an F-1 VisaMaintaining Student StatusEmployment Social Security NumberCurricular Practical Training (CPT)Optional Practical Training (OPT) Driver's LicenseHealth InsuranceTravelTransfer to R-MCInternational Student Orientation International @ R-MC International Assistant ProgramInternational HousePhoto Gallery 2015 Photo Contest Winner Study Abroad Photo ContestInternational Education Week 2016 OIE staffParents & FamiliesVoices from Abroad Summer Session Important DatesStudy Skills CourseSummer Session Tuition, Fees & Housing Undergraduate ResearchRegistrar's OfficeInternshipsIntellectual Property Rights (PDF) No matter where your life takes you, the ability to communicate effectively may be the most valuable skill you can possess. The Communication Studies major at R-MC balances a broad spectrum of practical and theoretical coursework exploring the fascinating complexities of human communication. Say What You Mean Every day, we are called upon to negotiate a constantly changing variety of communications, from texting a friend to writing a resume to participating in a classroom conversation. Through coursework exploring everything from the art of oratory to the challenges of inter-cultural communication, the Communication Studies curriculum considers the range of formal and informal strategies by which humans communicate, with special emphasis placed on examining communication in politics and media. A Major You Can Build On Long an area of academic focus at R-MC, Communication Studies became a full major in 2010, and new options continue to develop for students. Communication Studies also makes a smart choice for a double major; examining communication in its many contexts, from the interpersonal to the international, can provide a perspective and expertise that effectively complements any major. Looking to hone your own communication skills? The Franklin Debating Society offers invaluable experience in public speaking and reasoned discourse through lively debate competitions. Faculty Expertise Full-time faculty members in Communication Studies bring to their classrooms extensive publication, research and expert standing in the field. Beyond R-MC Graduate school? First job? Long-term career? For your first steps as well as your long-term future, you'll benefit from Communication Studies. Among recent R-MC graduates you'll find Lena Wallace '14, who works as a news producer in Chesapeake, Virginia, and Kristin Kunz '16, a recruiter for Lab Support. Apply to R-MC! Connect with R-MC on Facebook! Ask a Question?