Communication underlies all human endeavors. This degree prepares students to interpret and execute communication to enhance the human experience. Graduates leave with marketable skills in writing, speaking and understanding what others are communicating in individual, group and mass media contexts.
The department offers two emphasis areas: journalism/media studies and interpersonal communication. Students will choose one as their primary center of study yet take classes in the other area as well. This allows students to acquire a well-rounded education and an understanding of communication in all of its aspects.