The Department of Communications uses professional, hands-on training to prepare you for careers including
- print and online journalism;
- public relations;
- print, web, and digital media design;
- media sales;
- radio and television performance;
- radio and television production.
Communications career fields range from advertising design, corporate communication, and social media to print and broadcast news.
You won’t get lost in the crowd here. You won’t have to wait a year or two to start production courses. You begin immediately with hands-on learning using the same equipment and software that professionals use in the field. Our skills classes are small–most have no more than 16 students–and are all taught by faculty with professional experience. You can choose from our four award-winning degree sequences in Broadcasting, Media Design, News Editorial, and Public Relations. We use a hands-on approach to learning. You begin working with the equipment and producing work for real clients your first year in the program.
All communications majors take four lower division courses that teach you basic skills in broadcasting, media design, news writing, and public relations. You will then complete upper-division courses for a specific sequence that will help develop your professional skills. The department's faculty work with you to find internships and guide you through finding that first job. Communication majors can choose from a Bachelor of Art or Bachelor of Science degree. The department also offers a minor in communications.