The study of human communication can improve the exchange of information and human understanding. Undergraduate majors learn the dynamics of communication between individuals, groups, and cultures and their application to the media.
The Department of Communication integrates courses in interpersonal, intercultural, organizational and mass communication and public relations. There are unique opportunities for valuable experiences through the department's projects: an internship program in which juniors/seniors may gain practical experience in radio, television, public relations or organizational communication and a Winter Session television program in which students produce cable broadcasts.
There is a wide range of employment possibilities for graduates trained in the theory of communication in business, sales, public and personnel relations, and advertising. Through internships and curricular concentrations, students can prepare for careers in media news writing and editing, announcing, programming, community relations, directing and technical production. Job opportunities will increase as the communications industry expands, but graduates seeking entry-level positions will experience tight competitions due to the growing numbers of young people attracted to the field. For further information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Perse or the department office in 250 Pearson Hall, (302) 831-8041.
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