CREATING AND TRAINING PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATORS
Communication offers a strong theory- and research-based program coupled with skills training in oral communication, video production, broadcast journalism and public relations. Students also study intercultural communication, principles in advertising, media and children, politics and entertainment, advertising, persuasion, strategic communication, social media management, relationship skills and conflict management. This well-rounded curriculum prepares our graduates for a successful and dynamic career.
AREAS OF STUDY
- Media Communication
- Interpersonal Communication
- Public Relations
- Public Relations
- News and Media Industry
- Human Relations
- Research and Marketing
- Higher Education
- Strategic Communication
- Public Policy
- Political Communication
What’s special about this program?
Our major is designed around two central goals: increasing knowledge about communication processes and their impact on society and developing communication skills and competencies. In pursuing these goals, the Department of Communication has adopted a social and behavioral science orientation toward the study of human communication. All majors study communication in a wide variety of contexts, including interpersonal and mass communication in both mediated and face-to-face settings. A broad spectrum of classes enables students to analyze communication critically as well as recognize their own ethical responsibility to self and community. The communication faculty is also committed to turning theory into effective skills in speaking, critical thinking and writing so that academic knowledge and experience extend beyond the classroom into future opportunities for students.
Student Television Network
WVUD 91.3 Radio
Public Relations Student Society of America
Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society
|Mass Communication & Culture|
Principles of Communication Theory
Seminar in Composition
University Breadth Courses
Foreign Language Course
Introduction to Communication Research
|COMM330||Communication and Interpersonal Behavior
University Breadth Course
Multiple tracks for juniors or seniors depending upon which track they choose. In Junior year majors must declare either Interpersonal or Media track, (concentration). Contact the department for detailed sample curriculums.
Multiple tracks for juniors or seniors depending upon which track (Interpersonal or Media) they choose. Contact the department for detailed sample curriculums.