Department of Communication
The Communication Department pursues the study of how humans make and interpret meaning through the design, delivery and evaluation of messages as individuals, in media, and in various cultures and contexts. In pursuit of this overall goal, two fields of study are offered: Communication Studies, and Public Relations.
The Communication Studies major focuses on the design and impact of messages on the individual in various contexts and cultures.
The Public Relations major studies the design, delivery and impact of communication as organizations strive to build relationships with their various publics.
The programs emphasize analytical thinking, writing, and oral expression and require an internship which creates a bridge among theory, research and applied knowledge.