Real World Experience & Skills

Our students are provided with opportunities and instruction that leads to developing critical thinking skills while building real-world oral and written skills within their own unique area of study. The seven majors and two minors we offer also focus on the unique nature of each area of study by presenting real-life working experiences in an educational setting.

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With constantly evolving technology, today’s media and communication disciplines are innovative and interdisciplinary. In order to equip our students to meet the future demands of a changing society our experienced and knowledgeable faculty focuses on the practical application, historical study and critical analysis in a variety of disciplines. Faculty prepares our students of today to be the elite communicators and leaders of tomorrow.

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Our department offers five communication majors and two minors and boasts a faculty committed to providing students with an understanding of the theories and practices of their respective disciplines.

We do this by combining real-world EXPERIENCES with real-world studies to TEACH students real-world SKILLS.


To provide students with the knowledge, understanding, and skill to achieve career success, to be viable practitioners within their professional disciplines, and to be prepared for advanced graduate study.

The Department of Communication provides the basic general studies communications courses required in all degree programs. In addition, the department offers a major in seven distinct areas: Advertising CommunicationBroadcastingCommunication StudiesJournalism, and Public Relations and a minor in Advertising Communication and Public Relations.


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