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.
There are increasing opportunities to have an exciting career in Broadcasting and
Electronic Media. Online and social media platforms have integrated with traditional
network, public, and corporate media outlets to provide you a wide variety of employment
options. Some entry-level positions include video editor, associate producer, reporter,
photojournalist, on-air talent, and production assistant.
A vibrant and active press is central to our democracy and Journalism is the foundation.
The free expression of ideas is integrated with truth-telling to provide an alternative
voice in modern society. 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 opportunities for outgoing and creative
individuals. Modern businesses and organizations know public relations is important
for continued success. Our PR graduates find positions in business corporations, government
agencies, charitable and religious organizations, hospitals, social service, and sports
organizations. Through comprehensive classwork students learn the art of persuasive
communication and the skills needed to produce different forms of visual and internet
based communications. View a listing of the department's course offerings.
Corporations and organizations seek 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.
We provide our students 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.