The communication studies major is both broad and deep. Students learn about communication processes in a wide variety of contexts. They get to know professors in small, relaxed classes, and professors get to know students and their interests. Course projects and activities are designed with those interests in mind.
Communication Studies Major
Working with their advisor, students tailor their major to prepare for professional or graduate school. Or, they pursue careers in media, organizational communication, public relations, or another field.
Communication Studies Minor
Students wishing to integrate communication skills into their major discipline and profession will benefit greatly from this option. The minor requires five courses and will give you a firm foundation in communication.
What You'll Learn
Exceptional Education, Extraordinary Professors
Hollins’ outstanding communication studies program was a large part of what brought me to Hollins. The department not only provided an exceptional education from extraordinary professors, but also offered the opportunity to enhance my skills outside the classroom through January term internships.Mallory Potock, account manager at DigitasLBi_US
Access to Opportunity
The internship [with Estée Lauder] helped open doors and place me in an industry I really enjoy.Kelsey Kriz, PR and customer relations, US Cosmeceutechs LLC
MEPI Student Leaders Institute
“While we have the rhetoric that divides us and suggests that we are so different, when you start to chip away at that, you can really see our similarities.”Through the U.S. - Middle East Partnership Initiative, professors Jill Weber and Vladimir Bratic worked with student leaders seeking to bring positive change to the Middle East and North Africa.