The Communication curriculum begins with a thorough introduction to the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations upon which all communication activity is based. Students begin in Pre-Communication, and after successfully completing three required Pre-Communication courses with a 3.0 GPA or higher, may proceed to the upper-level General Communication major or select a concentration in:
- Human relations communication* - focuses on the theory, concepts, and skills necessary to understand how communication functions in and between organizations; provides background in human relations development, communication training, personnel placement and assessment, supervision and management, labor relations, or internal communication systems development.
Points of Pride
- The School of Communication at Purdue is consistently ranked among the top programs in America in The Gourman Report.
- Communication majors are encouraged to take advantage of internship and study abroad opportunities, and their curriculum and faculty support these important experiential enrichment opportunities.
*Regardless of communication concentration of interest, choose communication on the undergraduate admission application.
- Professional sales
- Customer service/employee relations
- Public relations
- Fund-raising and development
- Media production, editing, or performance
- Personnel placement, training, and evaluation