Your Future in Communication Studies

At Charleston Southern, you will be introduced to both the rigors of the professional mass communication landscape and the intricacies of how people communicate on an individual, cultural and societal level. The Bachelor of Arts in communication studies is the melding of the theoretical and the practical elements of the communication world. This approach offers our majors a diverse educational experience that prepares them for a future as a professional communicator in an ever-changing technological environment. Because of our relatively small size, you will get to know our faculty, and they will know your strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to better mentor you and prepare you for life after college.

Our students are required to complete a professional internship, which will give you an understanding of the professional world and open up possible avenues of employment prior to graduation. In addition, we have a close working relationship with CSU’s Office of Marketing and Communication and the Office of Sports Information, offering our students an additional opportunity to get professional experience in an on-campus environment. 

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Amy King

Associate Professor and Division Director of Communication
P843-863-7419
Ealking@csuniv.edu

Jason Peterson

Jason Peterson

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Communication
P843-863-7271
Ejpeterson@csuniv.edu

Communication Studies

At CSU, we stress the intricacies of the communication industry in a Christ-centered environment. We prepare our students for future careers in journalism, public relations or graduate school.

As a Communication Studies major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Multimedia Writing and Reporting
  • Multiplatform Editing
  • Sports Communication
  • Christian Communication
  • Applied Communication Theory
  • Advanced Public Relations Writing 

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Broadcasting
  • Politics
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Rhetorical Studies 

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers a wide variety of undergraduate academic majors to choose from including history, political science, English, music, communication studies, graphic design, criminal justice, psychology, sociology and Spanish. 

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Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership

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I just can’t even put into words all the knowledge that I’ve gained from the amazing professors; they know your strengths and weaknesses … the small class sizes are amazing. They know your name, and you’re not just a number. They care and want to do whatever it takes to help you succeed.

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