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Communication Studies

School of Communication & The Arts

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The Communication Studies concentration of the Communication major at Marist is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand, facilitate, and enhance human communication practices. The fundamentals will supplement and improve any degree and career path.

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An Exploratory Communication Studies Curriculum

Along with your core Communication major courses, Communication Studies students at Marist also fulfill important coursework for the concentration which encourages exploration and inquisition into the theories and practices of communication. You’ll take courses in:


  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Advanced Public Presentations
  • Communication Theory

Supplement Your Academics with Communication Studies

The Communication Studies concentration is designed to be an excellent supplement to any other course of study.

  • Interested in psychology? Understand the psychological aspects of human communication.
  • Want a career in sports communication? Learn the fundamentals to support communication in sports media.
  • Going into business? Know the best ways to stimulate productive organizational communication.
  • Interested in political science? Hone your skills in persuasion and presentation techniques.

Develop the Skills You Need to Succeed

Research Skills

Synthesize credible information, analyze data, and clearly communicate the results.

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Strategic Thinking

Use problem-solving, innovation, and communication to develop strategic plans for specific contexts.

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Interpersonal Skills

Harness verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict management, problem-solving, active listening, and empathy to take on leadership roles.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Skills

Develop intercultural awareness to confront bias, use inclusive language, and combat stereotypes.

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Public Presentation

Develop skill and confidence in public presentation environments, from running meetings to presenting for clients.

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Media Literacy

Learn to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms.

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