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The Communications program examines the latest work and most effective strategies being employed in the fields of communications, journalism, public relations, and information technology/new media.

Our hands-on classes introduce you to the latest tools and technologies being used in the various communications professions. At the same time, the program provides you with an underlying base of knowledge in the history and roles of the professionals and institutions that have shaped the communications industry.

You examine how different groups in society are impacted differently by and interact differently with communications. You consider the ethical principles that guide communications professionals, and gain the perspective and skills to evaluate your own work for accuracy, fairness and clarity.

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit our Catalog.

We also offer a minor in Communications


With a Communications degree, you may pursue a position with a wide range of employers in need of public relations professionals to control their messaging to customers and constituents. 

These range from corporations to educational institutions, hospitals, media entities, civic organizations, professional sports teams and political organizations. You might also work in advertising, marketing, brand management, fundraising, print or electronic journalism, or another profession that requires superior written and oral communications skills.

Honors Program

We offer qualified students the option of participating in our Honors Program and graduating with Honors. This includes significant research, scholarship, or creative activity under the direction of a faculty member. You should consult with your major advisor or department chair for specific criteria and requirements.