DSCN1598Our Commitment

Our department offers seven 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.

Real-World Experience

Our students are provided with opportunities and instruction that lead to developing critical thinking skills (problem solving) while building real-world oral and written skills within their own unique area of study.

Our faculty focus on the very unique nature of each area of study by presenting real-life working experiences in an educational setting.

Real-World Studies

Students are taught to assimilate random data and research into cohesive and useful oral and written presentations while communicating within their own languages and terminologies unique to their area of study.

Real-World Skills

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

Program Mission

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 Communication, Broadcasting, Communication Studies, Journalism, and Public Relations and minors in Advertising Communication and Public Relations.

Students from any discipline have the opportunity to participate in communications areas such as The Trumpet, WLTV-14, WGLZ, and Hilltop Players.


Communications Studies
Public Relations


Public Relations

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