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Communication Studies Program

This concentration is one of three in our bachelor’s degree in communication studies program.

Our concentration in public communication provides outstanding training for bachelor’s degree students in the art of connecting with an audience through oratory. Our intensive and engaging course of study will take you through persuasion theory, how campaign communication works, and how to effectively use language in public speaking.

In addition to the 21 credits of core courses required of all communication studies majors, you will take at least 27 credits of coursework specific to this area. You can also choose six hours of coursework from other departments, including English, political science, history, philosophy, and sociology.

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If you’d like to learn more about our Public Communication Concentration, complete our online form. Or one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.