Ann Marie Chilcutt - Communication Studies

Ann Marie Chilcutt working with Habitat for Humanity

Ann Marie Chilcutt is a communication studies major who plans to eventually study medicine. Although her path to medical school may be unique, she hopes to one day use her knowledge of communication to better interact with patients.

Ann Marie’s enthusiasm for helping others isn’t limited to her interest in medicine. Not only does she regularly volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, but she is involved on campus with the Student Government Association.

Since she’s been at Southern Miss, Ann Marie has discovered that “when you come here, you can do everything—nothing is going to hold you back from that.”


The communication studies curriculum includes skills-oriented and theory-based courses that provide students with the ability to effectively communicate in a variety of settings. Students can even take courses that examine communication in legal, political and organizational contexts.