Wichita State's Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) in communication will enhance your writing, speaking and visual communication—and your ability to plan, organize, evaluate and think strategically. And the skills you'll learn you can apply to virtually any career.

Learn how communication is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted to the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Junior studying communication gains real newsroom experience

Communication students have the opportunity to gain hands-on job experience before graduation.

Carolina Loera-Lozano has always dreamt of becoming a bilingual reporter. Her time as a newsroom intern at KWCH helped validate those dreams.

"I worked every day that I came in," said Loera-Lozano. "There was never a day that I was not learning. I feel like I will be ahead of the game in my classes now since I learned so much during my internship."


The BGS communication degree lets you choose from either a 15- to 21-credit-hour concentration in communication (as the focal or primary concentration) or a six- to 12-credit-hour concentration (as one of two secondary concentrations taken in addition to the primary). Some or all of the upper-division coursework may be in the communication core courses.

A departmental honors track is also available for this major.


A communication degree from Wichita State combines the classroom knowledge and hands-on learning that opens doors to careers in many fields—from public relations and journalism to editing and education.

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