Our Communication major is both focused and flexible and allows students to work with an academic advisor to develop a plan of study that focuses his or her career interest.
Our revised undergraduate curriculum structure allows students the flexibility of earning a general communication degree or may choose to specialize in guided tracks for Strategic Communication and Journalism. This flexible structure also works well for students interested in communication as a second major.
Active, Engaging Faculty
Communication faculty are involved in and out of the classroom, teaching and learning about communication and serving our community and state.
The program includes award-winning teachers and accomplished researchers with national and international reputations. Our faculty have published in the leading journals in the discipline, authored books, edited journals, and held office in state and national communication associations.
The faculty and graduate students in the Communication Department are engaged in research projects on the full range of communication behaviors and concepts.
Up-to-Date Communication Labs
Labs available to Communication students include a Digital Graphics (Mac) Lab, an Oral Communication Lab for practicing performances, a Writing and Computation Lab, and a Research Lab equipped with cameras and recording equipment for human subject research.
Online Courses in Communication
An expanding array of online offerings make it possible for communication students to have the flexibility of accessing courses when it is not possible to take courses on campus.
An internship provides Communication majors with a learning opportunity in a professional setting. All majors select an experiential learning opportunity such as an internship during their program of study.
Learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom are provided throughout the Communication Department. Students are encouraged to publish in local newspapers and work with businesses and organizations on classroom projects. Community leaders are frequent visitors to classrooms, sharing their insights about communication and the community. A variety of student organizations also provide service to the community.
Support of Alumni
Communication alumni have excelled in careers all over the globe. Their support allows us to enhance the Communication Department and to offer scholarships to Communication majors.