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Communication is more important than ever before.

A major or minor in communication is a versatile and timely degree that develops the knowledge and skills required for many different fields, including traditional and social media, advertising, business, international relations, education, public service, government and politics, health care, and public relations. We offer BA, MA, and certificate programs, and a fully online BA.

Earning a degree in communication equips students with the oral, written, digital, and teamwork skills employers consistently rank as their most desired employee qualities. Because today’s students are expected to change jobs seven times over the course of their careers, communication is a good choice to prepare for an ever-changing world.

CU Denver’s Department of Communication brings together learners from around the world, passionate educators, and award-winning researchers to cultivate the knowledge and ability to use communication to create a more equitable and humane world.

CU Denver’s Communication major requires 13 courses (4 required classes, 8 electives, and 1 exit course) for a total of 39 credits. The electives may be chosen from different career pathways such as Community Service and Public Affairs, Global and Intercultural Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, Strategic Communication, and Health Communication.

Students can also earn undergraduate certificates in mediation and strategic communication.

Our program is committed to:

  • Active and experiential learning

  • Civic engagement

  • Global education

  • High impact educational practices.

Earning a degree in communication equips students with the interpersonal, written, and verbal skills employers rank as their most desired employee qualities according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers​.  ​

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