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Communication Department

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.

Students are encouraged to create content and to develop skills across multiple media. The program is housed in a fully digital, networked Communications Center which:

  • has an interconnectedness that mirrors the professional world of converging media
  • fosters a partnership among video students, audio students, writers, marketing communicators, and graphic designers

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.


Concentrations

Students may find the use of a concentration useful in customizing the major to meet diverse career goals. Students should consult with their faculty advisor about the use of concentrations.

Journalism and Writing 
This option prepares students for all the careers in which writing is an essential ingredient, including print and electronic journalism, magazine publishing, corporate publications, editing, and trade publication.

Performance 
Students are prepared for careers in theater or television performance.

Visual and Sound Communication 
This option includes the digital creation of visual and sound products.

Marketing Communication
Professional communication encompasses the spectrum of internal and external communication that organizations employ in their management and marketing functions.

Digital Convergence 
This option brings together all the media technologies available in the department and, through cross-media projects, prepares students for the integrated world of media that they will enter after graduation.

Secondary Education Certification 
Students receive statecertification as communication teachers.


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