The Communication program provides undergraduate education for students wishing to major in seven emphasis areas that include Civic Advocacy, Digital Media, Interpersonal & Family Communication, Multimedia Journalism, Organizational Communication, Public Relations & Advertising, and Communication Teaching in either Communication Studies or Journalism. It provides a Communication minor, a Communication teaching minor, and a BIS option. It also offers an Associate of Science in Communication. The Communication Department also serves students seeking general education in three courses: COMM 1020 Principles of Public Speaking, COMM 2010 Mass Media and Society, and COMM 2110 Interpersonal & Small Group Communication. The 2110 class is also offered as a Concurrent Enrollment course in local high schools.
Students who major in Communication hone their knowledge and skills in writing, speaking, listening, interpersonal and small group interaction, new media, research methods, communication theory and law, and critical thinking. Majors then complete courses in one of seven emphasis areas. Many get involved with co-curricular organizations, including Ogden Peak Communications, The Signpost, Studio 76, and WSU Debate where they can get hands-on learning. They conclude their academic experience by preparing an e-portfolio and resume, and completing an internship with a professional organization. Graduates work in a variety of fields or attend graduate and law school.
The Communication Department website can be found at weber.edu/communication.
Dr. Sheree Josephson, Chair and professor
Department of Communication
Weber State University
1407 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408-1407
Elizabeth Hall, Room 332