The Communication Department offers a strong and varied major for students interested in careers in communication, journalism, multimedia, and secondary education.
Students develop the ability to think clearly, interpret data and communicate results using a variety of media. These skills are essential for other fields, including business management and marketing.
The program is housed in a fully digital, networked Communications Center. The Center's interconnectedness mirrors the professional world of converging media by fostering a partnership among video students, audio students, writers, marketing communicators, and graphic designers. Students are encouraged to create content and to develop skills across multiple media. Students usually begin their major with an Introduction to Mass Communication course, which gives an overview of aspects of the department: journalism, radio, audio, video, new digital media, advertising, public relations, and writing.
In selecting subsequent courses, students receive careful individual attention through the department's four-year Professional Development Program, in which students work extensively with the department faculty to identify and research potential career paths.