The Department of Communication Studies is committed to undergraduate research. Students majoring in Communication Studies conduct scholarly and applied research. The Department's dedication to research is evident in its Writing-in-the-Major Program. All CST majors are required to complete CST 499: Senior Project in Communication Studies, which allows students to design, conduct, and present their own professional-quality research project.
Writing in the Major Program
The CST Writing-in-the-Major Program:
- Develops students' awareness that effective writing is an essential requirement of communication intensive careers.
- Motivates students to take ownership of and pride in their writing.
- Encourages students to use writing as an integral part of their learning process by including writing-to-learn experiences in the program.
- Is a developmental process in which students achieve entry level professional writing competency during their completion of the CST major.
All CST majors complete CST 499: Senior Project in Communication Studies, which allows students to design, conduct, and present their own professional-quality research project. For a list of senior projects completed recently, click here.
Resources for Conducting Research
- Murphy Library
- Human Subjects Review/Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- APA style
- Google Scholar
- DOI Locator
All CST majors and minors are encouraged to submit their research to local, regional, national, and international conferences and journals, including: