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Academics

The Department of Communication at Clemson University cultivates undergraduate and graduate students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to succeed not only in a professional or advanced academic environment, but also in the larger society as engaged global citizens. 

Our undergraduate program features an innovative curriculum that prepares our majors for careers in the 21st century. Core classes include communication theory and research methods, and students can also choose from additional classes in areas such as public relations and popular culture, as well as health, political and sports communication. The curriculum is forward-thinking and prepares students to compete for careers in the communication profession or to continue their education in graduate school. Our students develop an integrated skill set in oral, visual and written communication and learn how to present information and interact in a digital communication environment. This diverse skill set enables students to meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving communication profession.

Our graduate program in communication, technology and society builds thought leaders trained to provoke discussion, direct research, critically assess claims and implement solutions related to communication technologies. They are prepared for entering doctoral programs at major research universities or leadership roles in teaching, public service and industry. Their communication expertise applies to fields such as communication, public health/health organizations, marketing research, media studies, politics, community organizing, sports, entertainment and marketing.

Our nationally known faculty members have expertise in diverse areas of human communication, and the scholarship they pursue challenges and educates students at both abstract and applied levels. Our teacher-scholars conduct cutting-edge research in areas such as health and sports communication, new communication technologies and social media, organizational communication, as well as media and culture. Coursework and interaction with faculty members instill in students broadmindedness, ethical sensibilities, rigorous thought processes and genuine curiosity about the social world.

Have a look around our website and learn more about the Department of Communication at Clemson University!