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The Department of Communications offers a major and minor that prepare you for a wide range of media and communication-related careers. From our hands-on courses to our nationally award-winning student media, you will find a major that provides the knowledge and skills that employers want. In a world of information overload, they also value mass media professionals who can accurately and fairly report the news of the day across multiple formats – including social media – and convey a client’s message in a clear and compelling way.

Choose from four areas of emphasis.

The required courses provide a broad understanding of media and Communications industries. Four areas of emphasis allow you to specialize in one specific area.

Earn a degree with many career opportunities.

Our graduates find careers at television and radio stations, production companies, newspapers, magazines, news wire services, online media, advertising and public relations agencies, commercial print shops, school systems and universities, large corporations, non-profits and community organizations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects the Communications-related job market to be one of the growing areas during the next decade.

Get professional, hands-on experience as a student.

You won’t have to wait a year or two to start Communications skills courses. You begin immediately as a freshman with hands-on experience using the latest equipment and software that professionals use in the field.


You won’t get lost in the crowd. Our production classes are intentionally small – most have no more than 16 students – and are all taught by faculty with years of professional experience. Our faculty have also won numerous teaching awards, so you will be taught by the best.


Check out the information on this site. Give us a call or email us to learn more or schedule a tour. Find out how a major in Communications can be a great choice for you.

Why Major in Communications?

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Major & Minor Requirements

We offer four areas of emphasis for the Communications major. Non-majors may minor in Communications. Take a look at the required courses and sample course plans.

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