Communication Generalist Degree

The BS or BA in Communication without a concentration (i.e., generalist) allows students to choose classes based on their variety of interests. Students have freedom to create their own program of study in the discipline, combining classes from all concentrations to graduate with a well-rounded education in Communication. All classes in the major utilize and build on concepts, theories, and methods of study covered in the core communication classes. These experiences prepare students for success in a variety of fields including ministry, business administration, education, human resources, law, recruiting, and many more. 

What We're Doing

Sharing Knowledge Through Conference Presentations

Dr. Amy Aldridge-Sanford presents research on the "Future of the Communication Discipline" at the 2023 Central States Communication Association. Communication Studies' faculty present research at conferences as well as publish peer-reviewed articles to stay abreast of the latest trends in the discipline as well as create knowledge to share. We use this information to give our classes the most up-to-date information.

Communication Professor, Amy Aldridge-Sanford, presenting research

Providing Opportunities for Students to Connect

Students in our Communication Studies Club put on a scavenger hunt for new and current students. It was a way to meet new people and get to know more about campus.

Pictures of Students Near MTSU Horseshoe


For the generalist degree for both BS and BA programs, students need to complete the major core classes for Communication and then take 27 credit hours with the COMM prefix; no more than 6 credit hours may be lower division.

For academic maps, click here for BA and here for BS degree requirements.

Information about various classes can be found here. If you want more detailed information about classes, please email the professor listed in the schedule for information.