About Research Opportunities

Scholarly inquiry in the field of communication aims to systematically advance knowledge about how humans create, interpret, and respond to messages. Ultimately, our research helps us to understand how and why humans communicate the way they do. Therefore, the research contributions made by students of the Department of Communication Studies are a lasting part of the body of social scientific knowledge about communication.

Undergraduate students have six options to satisfy the research requirement:

  • Option 1: Participation in a lab-based research study = 2 credits
  • Option 2: Participation in an online study = 1 credit
  • Option 3: Attendance and reflection of a live debate = 1 credit
  • Option 4: Attendance and reflection of the Public Speaking Contest = 1 credit
  • Option 5: Attendance and reflection of a Communication Studies presentation = 1 credit
  • Option 6: Written analysis of a Communication research article = 2 credits

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