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California State University, Chico
Communication Studies B.A. Communication and Public Affairs Option

The BA in Communication Studies prepares students for professional positions in public and corporate life. Students are trained in communication in groups, organizational, interpersonal relationships, across cultures and communities, the nature of language and symbols, and the nature of argument and persuasion in political settings and social movements. Graduates work in a variety of fields and in management positions in corporate, nonprofit and government settings.

Communication and Public Affairs Option: The study of communication and public affairs provides the necessary training for civic engagement in the public sphere. Students in this option are equipped to address a wide variety of issues and problems at the local, state, national, and international levels of governance. This option addresses the need for an active and responsible citizenry. It provides training in the communication skills needed to successfully participate in public affairs and the challenges of a democratic society. The power of symbolic communication, public address, persuasion in the public sphere, public debate, and social movements are the cornerstones of this option. Students trained in this option are prepared for a variety of occupations that require strategic communication in public affairs.

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