Communication Studies

DePaul's Communication Studies program encourages you to think, speak and write clearly. Because communication involves interacting with others, the courses you’ll be taking require you to communicate in a variety of public, small group and performance-style settings.

You will be encouraged to become an ethical communicator, to view events from multiple perspectives, to understand the multicultural influences of communication in today's world and to question the basic problems of human communication in order to understand self, others and events.

Because communication is involved in the majority of professions, Communication Studies is a valuable degree, whether you're interested in working in politics, non-profit organizations, education or research.

We also offer combined bachelor's/master's degree programs, which allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in five years. You may choose to combine your bachelor's in Communication Studies degree with a Health Communication, Journalism, or Media and Cinema Studies master's degree program.


Sample Courses:

  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Cultural and Symbolic Criticism
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Health Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Research Methods
  • Topics in Performanc​e

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Latino Media & Communication

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Advertising
  • Campaigning
  • Creative directing
  • Editing
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Publishing
  • Writing


97 percent of 2015 Communication Studies graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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