Communication Studies Majors & Minors

Dual Degrees

Communication Studies Minors


Internship is required. The Department of Communication Studies offers two types of internship opportunities. Every student must take one or the other; taking both is encouraged.

  • Communication Capstone (COMM 470) is a campaign-centered, group internship experience. Students work in competitive teams to develop comprehensive communication campaigns for outside organizations. Recent clients include The MeFine Corporation, The Interfaith Food Shuttle, and Wake Enterprises. These student-developed campaigns routinely win national awards.
  • Communication Internship (COMM 450) is an individual internship experience with academic requirements of a 3.0 GPA within the major and a 2.5 GPA overall. Successful completion of the course requires 180 hours of professional experience over the course of a semester, and engagement in a classroom component where students process their experiences from their off campus sites; and refine resume, cover letter, and interviewing competencies. Students can search out internship sites on their own, or work with faculty in locating suitable internship sites.