Department of Communication
What can I do with a degree in Communication?
Our graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers including print and electronic journalism, public relations, corporate communication, law, public administration, advertising, teaching and research.
An information and technology explosion in our society has fueled the need for communication-related employment in the last three decades, and the need is growing stronger. Communication skills top of the list of qualities employers seek when hiring and retaining personnel.
What will I learn?
A degree in communication helps build skills in writing, listening, speaking and critical thinking.
Communication is a dynamic process that plays a complex and profound role in shaping both individuals and society. You will gain an understanding of this process and focus on how people create and use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels and media, including those delivered through technology.
- Bachelor's degree (major and minor)
Communication majors may choose from eight emphases:
- Civic Advocacy
- Communication Studies
- Communication Teaching
- Electronic Media
- Interpersonal and Family Comm.
- Organizational Communication
- Public Relations and Advertising
- BIS emphasis
What is the application process?
Although there is no application deadline, we encourage you to apply early and register for classes. Contact the Department of Communication for specific information or to schedule an advisement time.