The Department of Communication offers undergraduate students the opportunity to focus on one of the four following areas of study. See a complete list of course offerings in the Department of Communication.
A career in broadcasting is an exciting opportunity. With the growth of new internet
media outlets, along with the traditional network, public, and corporate media facilities,
there is a wide variety of employment options. Some of the entry-level positions include
video editor, associate producer, reporter, photojournalist, on-air talent, and production
Do you love to write? Surveys of retired journalists tell us that more then 75 percent
were very satisfied with their career choice. Many cited the enjoyment of being creative
and the opportunity to have an impact on others lives.
A career in public relations offers a variety of exciting opportunities for outgoing
and creative individuals. More and more businesses and organizations are realizing
the importance good public relations has on their success.
Increasingly corporations and organizations are seeking skilled workers trained in
interpersonal and organizational communication. These individuals are needed to handle
various forms of corporate communications such as public presentations, media advertising
and research, and other visual, print or web based communications.
What we provide our students are academic excellence through comprehensive classwork and real-world professional skills to help them gain necessary hands-on experience. In addition to finding or creating rewarding positions for themselves in broadcasting, journalism, and public relations, our graduates often find their education, understanding and clinical skills highly valued in corporations, government, social service agencies, and health care organizations.