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Overview / Mission

The Department of Communication offers a major in Communication leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

The communication Department's mission is to prepare students to be well informed, responsible citizens and creative and ethical communication practitioners. Such preparation is achieved by providing students with the historical and theoretical background to analyze and understand global culture dominated by media and dependent on effective communication. Our program manifests this balance of theory and practice in courses, a widely respected internship program, and student involvement in a variety campus and community organizations.

What the future holds

Through growing awareness and engagement with local and global issues out students have advance their knowledge and skills with the goals of establishing professional careers, pursing graduate studies, and improving the quality our communities. Communication majors have found the curriculum to be a strong foundation for entering graduate programs in journalism, communication, law, and other disciplines. Graduates obtain entry-level jobs with television and radio stations, video production facilities, newspapers, public relations firms, social service agencies and other industry and non-profit organizations. They work as a writers and journalists, broadcasts, producers and production assistants, managers, sales representatives, public relations practitioners, and creative personnel in virtually all segment of society where effective communication knowledge and skills are critical.


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