The School of Communication provides students with an education in
the powerful, transformative role that communication plays in contemporary
society. The curriculum of the School is designed to prepare students
for communication careers in the fields of public relations, journalism,
health communication, organizational communication, mediation, relational
communication, film, and digital media. Students will take courses from
professors who are nationally known for their academic scholarship and
professional credentials. Our students receive an outstanding education
in the art, science, and digital technology of contemporary communication
so they are competently prepared for the work world.
Our mission is to:
- Educate students in the art and science of communication so that
they may become critical, thoughtful, and ethical communicators in their
professional and personal lives.
- Provide career-related competence in different fields of communication,
including communication management, journalism and promotional media,
and film and digital media.
- Offer state-of-the-art education in communication research so that
students can apply research principles to real-world problems.
- Make significant contributions to academic knowledge that facilitate
solutions to everyday relational, regional, and global communication
- Constructively contribute to the enhancement of the metropolitan
region by developing innovative ideas to improve communication and aid
- Produce a generation of graduates who apply the art and science
of communication with conviction and compassion in their professional
and personal endeavors.