A communication degree can take you anywhere — strong communication skills are needed everywhere. Come study with the best communication scholars and practitioners.
Communication students practice NC State’s Think and Do axiom each day. As a student here, you’ll test – and improve – your interpersonal communication skills. You’ll study and put into practice the theories and methods that lead to meaningful results. You’ll conduct research and engage with faculty and fellow students on projects, some with local impact, others that could change the world. And along the way, you’ll gain invaluable experiences and knowledge that will prepare you for a career as a proficient communication professional.
Undergraduates can choose from three areas of concentration: public relations; communication media; and interpersonal, organizational and rhetorical communication.
Master’s level students gain advanced, intensive training in communication theories and methods that you can apply from day one.
Doctoral students in our interdisciplinary Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media (CRDM) program analyze the social, cultural, rhetorical, philosophical and political dimensions of information technologies, media and texts and graduate ready to apply their expertise in government, corporate or educational settings.
Explore Our Programs
Bachelor of Arts
Choose from three concentrations: Communication Media; Interpersonal, Organizational, and Rhetorical Communication; and Public Relations.
Master of Science
Students prepare to address complex communication issues from a strong, theoretically grounded and methodologically driven perspective.
Department NewsMore Stories
Research Into Lean Stigma Gives Undergrad New Insights
Through undergraduate research, NC State communication major Lauren Ray is helping provide insight into how formerly overweight or obese individuals navigate those social barriers. Working as a research assistant with faculty mentor Dr. Lynsey Romo, Ray aided in a study examining the interpersonal challenges of lean stigma and the communicative strategies people use to manage those threats.
Type, Delete, Repeat: Exploring How We Write for Mobile Devices
Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media graduate student Joel Schneier studies how we write for mobile devices — and how those practices affect our day-to-day communications. We caught up with Schneier about one of his recent studies, in which he compared editing and revising practices for mobile devices and computers.
Communication Alum Shares Stories from His Career in Sports Media
After working as a sports media producer for Fox Sports, DirecTV and AT&T, alumnus John Ward has gained a reputation as an industry “startup guy.” Give him a concept and a budget, and he’ll give you a new studio, a new show, a new channel.
How Public Communication on Water Reclamation Can Save Money, Resources
One of the tools that can help the U.S. make efficient use of its water supplies is water reclamation — but utilities and water managers have sometimes struggled to deal with public perceptions of reclaimed water. An interdisciplinary team of NC State researchers including communication professor Andrew Binder has developed techniques to help utilities make informed planning decisions.
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Nov 30, 2018
Faculty who Think and Do: Research and Teaching with and for the Public
After spending the last 5 years developing and leading the Virtual Martin Luther King project, North Carolina State University professor Dr. Victoria J. Gallagher had the chance to see her hard work pay off last Fall. The Virtual Martin Luther […]
Oct 5, 2018
My NC State Story: Lauren Pressley (Communication '02; Philosophy '03)
Lauren Pressley says her social sciences and humanities degrees gave her “an appreciation for nuance, logic and the complex systems of knowledge production” — and for using the library.