Communication Studies

speech communication

Degrees offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
  • Minor in Communication Studies
  • Minor In Environmental Communication
  • Minor in Organizational Communication
  • Certificate in Professional Communication
  • Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies 

The Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with an emphasis in organizational communication is a 2+2 degree program offered with the Maricopa Community College system; it is not offered on the Flagstaff campus

Communication skills consistently are among the top five skills most valued by potential employers, especially group communication, interpersonal communication, listening, oral communication, and written communication. Communication helps us form relationships, allows cultures to evolve, and encourages understanding among people. By studying communication, you’ll improve your ability to achieve productive human interaction and professional success.

Our program helps you develop effective oral and written communication skills, as well as improve your interpersonal, small group, and public communication skills. The study of communication is essential no matter what your professional aspirations are; but it is is especially helpful to those who are interested in the study of law, religion, and politics, as well as those who wish to work in professions that focus on human relationships.The Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with an emphasis in organizational communication is a 2+2 degree program offered with the Maricopa Community College system; it is not offered on the Flagstaff campus

Internship opportunities

You may complete an internship in an approved organization to gain valuable work experience. In addition, the NAU Forensics program (competitive speech and debate) offers opportunities to learn, develop, and practice skills in public speaking and argumentation.

Additional information

For more information, contact:

Dr. Audrey Deterding
Phone: 928-523-2756
Email: audrey.deterding@nau.edu