Program Overview Communication Studies Furman University

Since the Greek paideia and the Renaissance studia humanitatis, the study of the historical and social character of communication has been fundamental to higher learning. A Communication Studies degree from Furman will develop your critical thinking and speaking skills, include opportunities to study in Brussels or Edinburgh, and prepare you for literally hundreds of careers in areas ranging from television and film media to government service.

Engage in thoughtful debates. Deliver powerful speeches. Advocate for causes you believe in. Our dedicated faculty will help you cultivate these skills through courses that focus on modern media and digital communications while still maintaining a strong commitment to rhetorical tradition. We offer the best of old and new in the field of communications: theoretical work and a sense of history combined with cutting-edge courses and facilities. We even offer credit to students who conduct independent research studies in their areas of interest, which can include anything from the use of technology by market women in Ghana to the history of television and radio broadcasting in South Carolina. Simply put, we prepare our students to take a leadership role in any career or endeavor.

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At Furman, your education reaches beyond our lecture halls and media labs. Every year, our students embark on educational adventures abroad. Their journeys cover every corner of the globe, including Scotland, Italy, and Africa. Study away with us.


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