Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty: Professor Carroll; Assistant Professors Field-Springer, Hersey, Nazione, and Sipocz; Senior Lecturer and Student Publications Advisor Kleine; Visiting Assistant Instructor Willoughby; Visiting Lecturer and Assistant Director of Forensics Delzer
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A major in communication is available with concentrations in multimedia journalism, public relations, sports communication and visual communication. The major allows students to become well-versed in a variety of digital communication technologies while remaining grounded in the liberal arts tradition of communication studies. The curriculum offers students a well-rounded preparation in the theories, principles and skills needed for graduate study in mass communication and for the expanding opportunities in communication careers.
The goal of the communication major is to improve the writing, speaking, and visual-communication skills of students by providing instruction and practice in the skills needed in modern mass media; developing an overall understanding of the field of communication, including the history and organization of media, as well as their social, cultural and economic impacts; and instilling an appreciation of communication as an integral part of a liberal-arts education.
A communication major includes at least 36 hours. Students must complete the communication core and one of the major concentrations. Since only the Bachelor of Arts degree is offered for communication majors, all majors must complete the foreign-language requirement of that degree. If the Student is pursuing a communication major as the second of two majors, the first of which is a B.S. major, the student must still complete the foreign language requirement in order to earn the communication major.