MajorCommunication - Communication Studies

Wichita State's Bachelor of Arts (BA) in communication—communication studies emphasis—combines classroom and hands-on learning to help you gain widely applicable skills, such as creating effective presentations and conflict management. Graduates are ready for successful careers in public affairs, consulting, human resources, research, fundraising and special events planning.

Learn how the communication - communication studies emphasis - 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

Communication student serves her community

As a communications student, you will have the opportunity to do what you love, gain real-world experience and serve your community.

Kathy Bond serves her community as an honorary commander at McConnell Air Force Base. She helped build a bridge between the Air Force and the community by using her communication and public relation skills to create relationships with adult students and the Student Veteran Organization.


In addition to taking the communication core courses required for all Elliott School students, you'll study interpersonal and organizational communication, public affairs—and complete a practicum based on your interests and career goals.

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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