The Communication Program provides students with a foundation that is responsive to the distinctive emerging media of the 21st century and prepares them for a career in a wide range of fields, including cultural and civic affairs, government and public administration, health-related services, corporate communication, education, human resources, law, advertising, marketing, public relations, media, and publishing or advanced study in communication, business, political science, journalism, and law.
“I chose communications because of my passion for writing. While studying communications, I have come across many opportunities to develop my writing skills, and have begun laying a path to my future.”
- KC Proctor
The degree develops the skills necessary for the development of professional competence and values; critical thinking and problem solving; information utilization; and collaboration. Focusing on the development of core communication competencies, the program, emphasizes theory and application in interpersonal, small group, organizational, mass communication, culture, and communication technology.
The Communication Program requires one internship and affords the opportunity for an additional field experience. Faculty members work with students to develop internship that support their career goals. Interns may work in a variety of organizations, including non-profit groups, public relations and marketing teams, sports/wellness organizations, media outlets, and healthcare offices.
Pair a minor (or two) with your communication degree to create a skill-set that is perfect for you. Students in the Communication Program can pair their degrees with minors in: Exercise Science, Coaching, Management, Business Essentials and more.