The Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver enriches understanding of the roles of communication in everyday life, organizational settings, and public affairs. While the roots of the study of communication trace back to the ancient arts of philosophy, rhetoric, and aesthetics, its contemporary practices speak to the opportunities and dilemmas of participating in a globalized, mediated, and multicultural society.
A major in Communication develops knowledge and skills that are required for many different fields, including advertising, business, international relations, education, public service, government and politics, health care, and public relations. Because college graduates are expected to change careers approximately seven times over the course of their lives, and because employers across a wide variety of fields primarily seek applicants with strong oral and written communication skills, a degree in communication is a versatile and timely choice.
For undergraduates, we offer:
- A Bachelor of Arts program with your choice of nine different pathways designed to meet your area of interest.
- A minor designed to provide students who are not communication majors with knowledge and skills in communication that are useful in any discipline or profession.
- Two certificate programs to enhance your skills in either mediation or public relations.
- Our Master of Arts program is a generalist degree with either a professional or academic track. We also offer a graduate certificate in public relations to enhance or upgrade your skills.
We also offer a handful of classes online.