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Because the field of communications is so diverse, communication studies students will chose to concentrate their studies in one of three areas: communication studies, public relations or mass media. Students will take courses in their concentrations that will better prepare them for careers in the profession of their choice.  

  • Communication Studies:
    The communication studies concentration focuses on the use of messages to generate meanings, promoting effective use of human communication to engage in the community and understanding the theory of communication prepares students for professional positions in the communications field. 

  • Public Relations
    The public relations concentration uses traditional and emerging industry tools and strategies. Students produce publicity and informational materials, develop and implement public relations campaigns and acquire hands-on experience within this rapidly expanding field.

  • Mass Media
    The mass media concentration curriculum encourages students to become critical thinkers and mass media practitioners utilizing foundational print and broadcast journalistic practices as well as new media technologies.
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Department Chair
Lee Neibert

USC Upstate
Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies
HPAC 125
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5844
Fax: 864-503-5814
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