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Communication

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Communication

 

So Many Professional Career Opportunities

 

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. Our graduates are prepared for a successful career.

Areas of study

  • Media Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication

Career Options

  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations
  • Reporter
  • Career Services
  • Sports Director
  • Higher Education
  • Teaching
  • Social Worker/Case Manager
  • Video Production
  • Web Development
  • Social Media Management
  • Research and Marketing
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Sports Statistics & Analysis
  • Academic Advising
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Health Planner
  • Advertising
  • Global Communications
  • Political Speech Writer
  • Research and Marketing
  • Campaign Planning
     

Graduate Programs

  • Communication
  • Law
  • Counseling
  • Public Policy
  • Journalism
  • Media Management
  • Political Communication
  • Strategic Communication
  • Marketing/Business

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.

Get involved

 

Student Television Network

WVUD 91.3 Radio

Public Relations Student Society of America

Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society

Sample curriculum

COMM245

 

Mass Communication & Culture
COMM256

Principles of Communication Theory

 

COMM350

Public Speaking

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

  Mathematics Course
COMM301

Introduction to Communication Research

 

COMM330 Communication and Interpersonal Behavior

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

  Elective Courses

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 (Interpersoanl or Media) they choose. Contact the department for detailed sample curriculums.

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