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Marietta’s communication studies major is one of the most flexible, student-driven majors on campus. Tailor it to health communication, sport management or any other career field by adding another major or minor. Take advantage of opportunities from consulting to internships, and you will graduate from Marietta with a portfolio that will impress any employer.

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Here you will work closely with award-winning professors throughout the college to gain a practical blend of communication skills and in-depth knowledge of another field. You will study areas such as communication ethics, argumentation and debate, and intercultural communication. As you apply communication theory to real-world situations, you will gain a strong foundation for work or for graduate study in law, business, medicine and many other areas.

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The Communication Studies Major

At Marietta College

Communication Studies majors develop skills that are applicable to a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to assess and interpret communications, media theory, and public discourse
  • Ability to formulate clear and persuasive messages
  • Strong critical-thinking and analysis skills
  • Listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills
  • Intercultural communication and the ability to work well with diverse groups
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

Earning a Communications Studies Degree

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Prof. Lori Smith • 740.376.4803 •


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