Undergraduate Studies

The study of communication is essential for participating in an increasingly complex and mediated global environment.  Through its teaching, research, and service, the Department of Communication (COMM) addresses the many ways communication functions to create, sustain, and transform personal life, social relations, political institutions, economic organizations, and cultural and aesthetic conventions in society; promotes competencies required for various modes of mediated and non-mediated communication; and develops skills for analyzing, interpreting, and critiquing communication problems and questions.

Areas of Study

Students select one of the following as a concentration:

Other related programs include:


Undergraduate Program in Communication (COMM)


COMM programs for credit beyond the classroom


Media Production & Performance Facilities


Other opportunities with the Department of Communication


General Resources for Undergraduate Students at UNC