Master This Human Art
Master the art of communication. Examine the theories, concepts and skills behind human
interaction—one to one, in a group, in organizations, and in
various public settings. You can focus your expertise in areas
such as organizational and managerial communication,
family/gender communication, interpersonal communication
and persuasion and rhetoric.
Develop the wisdom of the ancients. Study Plato, Aristotle and modern rhetoricians to understand the theories and strategies of rhetoric.
Speak up. Sharpen your own communication skills and learn to listen, reason
and speak more effectively. Become a more persuasive speaker,
able to lead, negotiate and motivate.
Work with the best. Learn from professors who are nationally recognized leaders in persuasive, organizational, corporate, family, cross-cultural and health communication. And through our structured internship program, you have access to Milwaukee’s Fortune 500 companies, newspaper and broadcast organizations and nonprofit groups.
Cover the Spectrum of Communication. Examine the theories, concepts and skills behind human interaction – one
to one, in a group, in an organization, in the world. You can focus
your expertise in areas such as organizational and managerial
communication, family and gender communication, interpersonal
communication and persuasion and rhetoric.
At the completion of the Communication Studies major, the graduate is able to:
• Explain major theories of communication and apply to multiple contexts.
• Conduct and evaluate communication research.
• Construct and analyze well reasoned arguments.
• Design and present effective messages for multiple audiences.
• Demonstrate skills in listening, conflict management, and decision-making.
American Lung Association
Chamber Theatre of Milwaukee
Milwaukee District Attorney’s office
Our communication studies graduates work in areas such as corporate consulting, special events planning, corporate training
and development, nonprofit fund-raising, human resources and law. Recent employers include:
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Communication Studies Curriculum