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.

Impaction Status and the Application Process


Newly admitted or newly declared students wishing to major in Communication or Mass Media will be classified as "Pre-Communication: PCOM" major or as “Pre-Mass Media: PMAS” major. PCOM and PMAS Students wishing to pursue a degree in Communication or Mass Media will need to meet supplemental admission criteria for the program in order to enroll in the upper division major core requirements.

View the Impaction Status and the Application Process page for more information

Communication Department Responds to Hate Crimes.

View the 2012 Whiteness Forum

Spring 2014 Communication & Mass Media Advisors