Undergraduate Program Information

The Communication Major Program

The mission of the Communication Major program at the University of Connecticut is to study and teach about communication, with areas of specialization including Communication Research Methods, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Mass Media Theory and Research, Mass Media Practice and Public Relations, Advertising, International and Intercultural Communication, Health Communication, and Government and Political Communication.

Training in the basic theories, principles, practices, and research methods of communication, qualifies the Communication Major for a variety of positions in the communication and media industries, in addition to the many career options available to graduates with a Liberal Arts and Sciences degree.

Several of our Communication graduates have been offered full-time jobs from their internship, for which they may have received COMM credit through  COMM 4991. Our Internship Database will provide you with recent internship placements of our students. The database also includes contact information, for your convenience.

Communication faculty members serve as faculty advisors to all COMM majors to assist with mentoring and career questions.  Communication Academic Advisors are available to assist current and prospective Communication majors with questions related to course information, program requirements, department and CLAS policies and procedures, and with course scheduling.

If you are interested in becoming a Communication major, please make an appointment to meet with an Academic Advisor to review the requirements and plan for prerequisites.  Students may declare a change in Major through the Program Plan Change website: www.ppc.uconn.edu.