Program Overview and Description
The Communications Studies major deepens students’ study and experience of all of the fields within the School of Media and Communication in order to meet the needs of a diverse, changing marketplace. Additionally, students may gain exposure to the fields of Film and Media Arts, and Theater. The Communications Studies program proudly gives students the greatest amount of choice and flexibility for class choices within the School, while also giving students a chance to specialize in either Media Environments, Public Advocacy, Global Communication, or the Arts. Additionally, students may earn a Major of Distinction through advanced study. Transfer credits from a variety of curricula often apply. Advanced requirements for the major can be completed through the SMC Study Away Programs in New York City, London, Dublin, and South Africa. The entire Program is also offered in Tokyo at Temple University Japan. Recent graduates and current students have been placed in graduate and law school, media outlets and publications, and governmental organizations.
Designed to ensure student flexibility and choice as well as academic expertise, the Communications Studies Program allows students a chance to fully investigate multiple fields in the communications discipline. Emphasis is placed on providing students an overview of the field while also accentuating civic and global communication.
CommStudies major Nadia Ouazzi is working with Temple University to minimize food waste and hunger throughout Philadelphia. For a great interview about Nadia’s work, listen to her radio interview on KYW at:
Local College Senior Organizes Suicide And Non-Violence Forum
Commnunications Major earns LGBTQ Scholarship
Michael C. Busza, a resident assistant and double major in communications and English, has been named the first recipient of the MarcDavid LGBTQ Scholarship, created last month to recognize a student’s efforts to further inclusion at Temple.
First Communication Studies student to be accepted into the Major of Distinction program
Daharis Pesantez is the first Communication Studies student to be accepted into the Major of Distinction program. Together with her passion for social change and love of NYC, Pesantez will be studying how urban planning can facilitate communication and ultimately lead to social change.
Communication Studies: A New Program of Thought and Practice
“Unscripted & Unwritten” by Darragh Friedman
Interviews with Undergraduate Students
Created by Temple students for Temple students
Related Academic Organizations
- Eastern Communication Association (ECA)
- International Communication Association (ICA)
- National Communication Association (NCA)
- Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
Conferences for Undergraduate Students
- RIT | Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication …
- Undergraduate Journals – Council on Undergraduate Research
- Undergraduate Honors Conference – DePauw University
As Communications Studies Students, scholars are able to take classes from faculty throughout the School of Media and Communication. For more information on areas of faculty research, creative work, and expertise, as well as contact information, visit: