Department Mission

The Communication Department recognizes the transformative power of communication and its utility for re-making how we think about and act in personal, organizational, cultural, social, and political life. Our scholarly and creative community embraces diverse theoretical perspectives, innovative pedagogy, and creative practices that build critical and analytical abilities, collaborative and dialogic relationships and communities, and that challenge structures of inequity. We guide students to become culturally aware, astute, civic minded individuals poised for success in their endeavors as community members, citizens and leaders in their chosen professions.

Communication Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree program provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of the nature of communication, its varied forms and uses, and its multiple social, cultural, and cognitive effects.

Mass Media Degree

The new Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media provides students with theoretical and practical frameworks for understanding media development, production, distribution, and its multiple social, political, cultural, and cognitive effects domestically and globally.