Programs of Study

The Department of Communication Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communication Studies. The department also offers a minor in Communication Studies. Typically, 260 undergraduate students work towards completion of a Communication Studies major each academic year. The department is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Western Washington University.

Faculty and staff in the department pride themselves on working closely with undergraduate students to provide engaging and supportive academic experience. Our programs of study offer students rich opportunities to engage in courses in theory and application, academic advising and mentoring, independent study and research, internships, scholarships, and workshops. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Speech: Students are able to speak proficiently in context.
  • Writing: Students are able to write proficiently at college level.
  • Theory: Students are able to explain communication theories.
  • Teamwork: Students are able to work cooperatively in small groups.