Uncover the stories that need to be heard.

Communication studies majors are challenged to ask big questions: Who am I? Who are we as human beings? How do we relate to one another? In communication studies, you will acquire the theoretical and analytical skills needed to understand the plethora of media products encountered in everyday life. Yet, as you journey through media history, philosophy, theory, and ethics, you will also gain speaking, writing, producing, and listening skills. In a media-driven and media-saturated world, employers are looking for skilled communicators, and graduates of our communication studies major will have numerous career options. Public relations, journalism, advertising, publishing, corporate communications, international business, education, event planning, and speech writing are some of the professions where students who have majored in communication studies are found.

Millsaps students majoring in communication studies have had internships with businesses ranging from restaurants to museums.

The communication studies major at Millsaps is more conceptual than skills based.


Laura E. Franey

Associate Professor of English

Eric J. Griffin

Janice B. Trimble Professor and Chair of English, Director, Latin American Studies Program

Glen Wood

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

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