Communication Studies Department | Hastings College

Communication Studies Department

Welcome to the Communication Studies Department

The Communication Studies major focuses on the pervasive role of communication in a changing global society. It bridges boundaries among interpersonal, group and public communication through the exploration and analysis of diverse communication skills. A degree in communication studies will provide students with skills and knowledge to prepare for careers in journalism, business, education, law, philosophy, politics, public relations and many other related fields.

Hastings College features Communication Studies emphasis areas in:

  • Global Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Legal Communication
  • Organizational/Strategic Communication
  • Sports Communication

Communicating Success

Hastings College student Samantha Burke is spending her summer watching a lot of basketball. The sophomore from Denver, Colorado, is spending her summer as a communications intern for the Seattle Storm, a WNBA team based in of Seattle, Washington. A... more
Looking for an internship within both of her major fields, biology and health communications, Hastings College junior Emily Grant found the perfect Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Georgia. For her REU, Grant, a... more
Early into his junior year at Hastings College, Walker Hermann realized it was time to get into the real world to benefit his career. Instead of registering for a unique class or traveling across the world over January Term (J-Term), Hermann decided... more
Taylor Samek '16 has used his experience interacting with the diverse student population at Hastings College to help him be more effective now as a deputy sheriff in Merrick county. more
Most students complete master’s degree programs at schools across the state or even across the country, but few have the opportunity to study abroad. Miranda Klugesherz, a 2015 Hastings College graduate, plans to do just that. Klugesherz will attend... more