Field MajorCommunication

Wichita State's Bachelor of Arts (BA) in communication—field major—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

Students provide experience of a lifetime for 16 Special Olympic athletes

As a communication student, you have the opportunity to turn your class assignments and projects into real-world opportunities. 

Students from the Elliott School of Communication brought an integrated marketing campaign to life with the Air Capital Flyers, who held a Halftime Shootout during a men's basketball game. 

“These five students have done this thing, and it's been magical watching what I thought was an impossible idea become a reality for them,” said instructor Madeline McCullough.


Your communication field major comprises either an 18-credit-hour concentration in communication (as the major area of study) or a nine-credit-hour concentration in communication (as one of two allied departments taken in addition to the major area of study). 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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