Students in the Department of Communication Studies focus on both the theoretical foundations of communication as well as becoming a skillful communicator. Communication studies majors understand and master skills in public speaking, listening, interviewing, group decision making, leadership, and interpersonal communication. Forensics IE
Those pursuing a degree in communication studies may choose from programs in public, interpersonal, and organizational  communication — studies that can lead to a wide range of careers from business and marketing, to government and public affairs, to corporate communications and the media. A communication studies major also can lay a foundation for further graduate studies.

At Ball State, our communication studies department is part of one of the largest undergraduate communication colleges in the country. The College of Communication, Information, and Media is also home to our journalism and telecommunications departments as well as the Center for Information and Communication Sciences. We're in the technologically advanced David Letterman Communication and Media Building, which sits on a vibrant campus in Muncie, Indiana. In addition to great instruction by our distinguished faculty, you'll have opportunities to learn outside the classroom.



At a tournament with over 80 schools and 1,500 entries, the Ball State speech team took 11th place as a team with only 4 students and 16 events at the 37th annual American Forensics Association National Individual Events tournament held last weekend at Arizona State University. The Talking Cardinals advanced 6 of their 16 events to elimination rounds, winning 3 national titles in Impromptu Speaking, Communication Analysis and Program Oral Interpretation. BSU was the only team in the country to capture 3 national titles and this is the first time in BSU's history we have won an event at AFA.
Communication Studies
David Letterman Communication and Media Building, room 351
2000 University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-1882
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