Communication Concentration

Overview & Academics

The LIBERAL STUDIES program is ideal for students who wish to explore topics that are not explored by traditional majors. The student may design a multidisciplinary major around an area or choose from one of three pre-approved areas: Communication, American Studies and International Studies.

Career Options

  • Social Services Human Relations Officer
  • Public Relations Personnel
  • Urban Planner/City Manager
  • Non-profit Organizational Director
  • Copywriter
  • Medical Communications Trainer
  • Advertising Account Executive

Major Requirements

Lower level courses:

Choose 12 semester hours from…

  • Web Authoring and Publishing
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Journalism
  • Editorial Techniques
  • Oral Communication Methods or Principles of Marketing

Upper-level courses:

Choose 18 semester hours from:

  • Advanced Writing
  • Business Communication
  • Advanced Journalism
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Psychology of Mass Communication
  • Special Topics

Required seminar

  • LIB 499 Liberal Studies Capstone

Minor Requirements

No minor available

Communication Concentration Faculty

Department Contact

Chad C. Ross, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History
Liberal Studies Program Coordinator
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia