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Communication Studies Major

Emphasizing the Personal Over the Technological


If you want a well-rounded background in communication that is applicable to a wide variety of career fields, then this major is for you. Communication studies focuses on the three pillars of communication:

  1. Rhetoric & Public Address.
  2. Human Dynamics & Culture.
  3. Media Studies.


The major is valuable for you if you're planning to go on to graduate school, or if you’re interested in politics, pre-law, speech writing, sales, media criticism and other communication careers that emphasize the personal over the technological.

Students involved with communication studies often join the forensics team where they practice and compete in the art of public speaking.

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For more information about communication studies programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, or to arrange a campus visit, please contact

Shakuntala Rao, Chairperson
Office: Yokum Hall 202D
Phone: (518) 564-4291

Department of Communication Studies
SUNY Plattsburgh
Yokum Hall 103B
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-2681