Communication Studies, B.A.


Communication Studies at UNC Greensboro explores human communication as a means of connecting people, creating change, and working toward a just world. The undergraduate program is a solid foundation for a variety of professional and entrepreneurial careers and also prepares students for graduate studies in communication and related fields.


  • Faculty have won numerous awards, including several best book and article awards from the National Communication Association and the Carolinas Communication Association, honors from N.C. Campus Compact, and multiple editorships for major publications.
  • Faculty are widely recognized as outstanding teachers, earning many university-wide, regional, and national awards for instruction and mentoring. 
  • Students have won best paper awards at local, regional, and national conferences.
  • Accreditations and affiliations include:
    • Carolinas Communication Association
    • International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
    • National Communication Association
    • Southern States Communication Association
    • National Association of Communication Centers
  • An accelerated BA to MA degree program is available that enables students to complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a shorter period of time. 
  • The UNCG Communication Studies Department is the inaugural National Communication Association Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change.


  • You learn from engaged faculty who conduct cutting-edge research and believe strongly in the interdisciplinary nature of communication.
  • A flexible curriculum encourages elective hours to be taken in allied disciplines such as African American and African diaspora studies, anthropology, media studies, theatre, business, English, history, political science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.
  • Internship opportunities in public relations/marketing organizations, political campaigns and interest group activities, relational and family communication processes, nonprofit organizations, community centers, government, and television, radio, and print news offices.
  • Community engagement and service learning opportunities are central to the program and emphasize the connection between communication, action, and academics.
  • Opportunities for you to engage in research projects with faculty and to present at professional conferences.


  • Recent alumni hold roles in the following professional areas: public relations, event planning, marketing and sales, real estate, project management, insurance, fundraising and development, and advocacy.
  • Graduates work for a wide variety of nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including the Center for Creative Leadership, VF Corporation, Our State magazine, and N.C. Democratic Party headquarters.
  • Graduates are prepared for graduate study in communication and fields such as law, business, media studies, and education.
  • Potential career paths include:
    • Journalist
    • Counselor
    • Mediator
    • Lawyer
    • Arbitrator
    • Writer
    • Lobbyist
    • Public Relations Associate
    • Sales Representative
    • Graphic Designer
    • Social Media Specialist
    • Communication Specialist
    • Fundraiser


The College of Arts and Sciences offers a minor in Videogaming and Esports that pairs well with this degree. Students complete one required course and 12 hours of electives in courses like Intro to 3D Animation and Fandom and Religion: Rituals, Texts, Communities. Learn More.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Dr. Jenni Simon
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Communication Studies 336-334-5836