Beginning in Fall 2011, Undergraduates in the Department of Communication learn in one of the nation’s most exciting and innovative communication programs, with communication majors taking two year-long courses devoted to core communication competencies and more specialized topics. At a time of great change in communication professions, our distinctive, integrated curriculum discourages specialization in technologies and professional practices that quickly become obsolete. Instead, communication students are exposed to ideas and develop proficiencies that will sustain them for a lifetime.
The department’s curriculum is integrated, covering the entire range of communication topics. Courses consider such subjects as public speaking, journalism, public relations, new and emerging media, social movements, the convergence of media forms, public opinion, communication between physicians and patients, opinion writing, digital media production, and organizational communication.
In this department, students become communication experts who write beautifully, speak eloquently, think critically, and research effectively. Our students and faculty understand communication as a liberal art.
Advising in the Department of Communication
The links on this page are available to help you navigate your course of study within the Department of Communication. Here you will find information about major and minor programs, recent revisions to the major, instructions for declaring your major/minor, guidelines for transfer credit, study abroad programs, graduation requirements, forms and policies, internship guidelines/requirements, and helpful tips for advising sessions and planning your academic program. We strongly encourage you to review this information and to meet regularly with your academic advisor.
- Major/Minor Requirements
- Areas of Study in Communication
- Declaring Your Major
- Working with your Advisor, Holds and Other Info
- Planning your Academic Career
- Forms and Policies
- College Advising Resources
Please contact Molly Mayer (email@example.com), Student Services Coordinator, Department of Communication, with advising issues that require immediate assistance.
If you have questions or concerns about the quality of your advising, please contact Dr. Beth Goodier (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Department of Communication.