The exact future of the department, however, is uncertain.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor says that the national unemployment rate is currently at 8.1 percent.
The department officially began in 1962 as the department of speech arts. Since then the department has gone through several name changes.
It later became the department of speech and theatre arts and then changed to the department of speech communication. Finally, in 2008 it became the department presently known as communication studies.
The department has since then been training their students to recognize these new ways of communication.