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Communication Studies Major

School of Arts and Sciences

A crucial skill in any professional environment is the ability to communicate well and convey your meaning clearly and succinctly. As a Communication Studies major, you will study human interaction in all contexts: interpersonal and family relationships, small groups, intercultural associations, organizations, and the media. You will also study the very skills today’s employers are looking for -- like critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, team building, as well as oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Develop your understanding of communication theory and research methodologies, and your proficiency in oral, written, and mediated communication. A Communication Studies major can open the door to creativity and connectivity in a vast array of career fields, including social media, journalism, business administration, public relations, broadcasting, sales, marketing, law, human resources, pre-seminary, and education.

What Students Are Saying

Alumni Success

Graduates from Concordia University Irvine’s Communication Studies major are putting their degrees to work and excelling in various professional callings and postgraduate studies.


Concordia Prepares, God Provides

Celina Stratton '17

Celina Stratton, who graduated from Concordia in 2017, shared her inspiring success story, detailing her experiences during and after university. Combining her passions for service and sports with her Communication Studies major, Stratton now works for the Los Angeles Chargers in community relations.


Ryan Corso-Gonzales

Former Member of Concordia's Debate Team

Ryan Corso-Gonzales '19

Ryan was a member of Concordia's debate team where he achieved significant success. After graduating Ryan received a full ride graduate teaching assistantship at the University of Louisville to get his master's in communication. From there he became the inaugural Director of Forensics at Schreiner University. He's now heading off to Wayne State University to get his Ph.D. in communication with another full-ride graduate assistantship with the forensics program there.


First Gen Performance

Diego Perez '17

At the 2017 National Speech tournament, Diego Perez '17 advanced beyond preliminary rounds in four events and finished ranked #10 nationally. He’s one reason CUI’s speech team is edging closer to the kind of national stature and dominance that the debate team has enjoyed as #1 or #2 in the nation for the past five years.


Communication Opens Doors to Friendships and Opportunities

Nokukhanya "Noks" Lucy Shabalala '16

College wasn't on the immediate radar for Nokukhanya "Noks" Lucy Shabalala '16. Her priority—along with her older siblings—was working to put food on the table and helping to provide an education for the younger siblings in her large family in South Africa.


From Softball to the Reporting Field

Erica Anderson '06

Erica Anderson '06 came to CUI to play softball and graduated with a desire to pursue a career in journalism. Today she is a general assignment reporter at WNCT in Greenville, N.C., filing daily stories for broadcast and the web.

Where Our Alumni Are Working

  • Broadcast & Social Media
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Management
  • Event Planning
  • Counseling
  • Real Estate
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Nonprofits


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