School of Communication


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From television to the Internet to conversations between doctors and patients, communication plays a major role in contemporary society.

The School of Communication introduces students to the study of communication, with courses emphasizing the effects of communication on everyday life, dynamics of interpersonal relationships, and career-related skills. Students take courses from a nationally-ranked faculty. They gain an appreciation for the social scientific study of communication and obtain training in public speaking, and news writing. The School is a hub of activity, with a laboratory newspaper and communication research. The goals of the undergraduate program are to ensure that students: (1) display an understanding of basic processes of communication; (2) demonstrate that they are conversant in basic research methods commonly utilized in communication and can apply them in various contexts; (3) exhibit in course assignments a theoretical understanding of communication; and (4) demonstrate, through their work, satisfactory knowledge of applied communication skills needed for entry into relevant career fields.

Undergraduate Programs
Communication Studies, B.A. [brochure]
Journalism and Promotional Communication, B.A. [brochure]
Communication (Minor) [brochure]
Multimedia Advertising (Certificate)
Science Writing (Certificate)
Graduate Programs
Master of Applied Communication Theory & Methodology
Accelerated 4+1 Master of Applied Communication Theory & Methodology
(Strategic Communication)
Culture, Communication & Health Care (Graduate Certificate)