Communications students work as camera operators

Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

The communication major offers tracks and minors in communication studies, mass media and public relations, with an additional minor in health communication. Faculty members teach a range of courses informed by their areas of specialty such as cultural studies, digital media, film, journalism, media history, and interpersonal, organizational and rhetorical communication.

Communication students develop critical analysis, thinking, writing, and speaking abilities to enhance the free, responsible and effective expression of ideas. Students work collaboratively, value diversity, and adhere to the highest ethical standards in interpersonal, professional, public and mediated communication.

Courses in video editing, public speaking, social media, rhetoric, culture and communication, and news production prepare students for career paths in journalism, marketing, public relations, business, human resources, graduate study, and many other expanding fields in which effective communication is a foundation.

Communication degree requirements for previous academic years may be found on the academic catalog page.