Communication Studies is a social science discipline that fuses together three related and overlapping areas of study:
What I love about communication studies is that it is broad enough to allow for lots of exploration, while also having very specific paths you can choose to follow into many different opportunities and careers.
—Josh Harper '16
With guidance from faculty and careful planning, the career possibilities are endless, and graduates tell many success stories.
Situating communication studies within the liberal arts is vital. Instead of training in specific skills or using specific equipment, students learn concepts of communication that will endure even with rapidly changing technologies and an ever-widening global context. Yes, our students train on state-of-the-art equipment, such as that found in Luther's new Digital Media Center. But realizing that, just a few years after graduation, technology will have changed, we focus on concepts that will allow graduates to adapt to constantly changing environments.