Communication » Program Description
Communication majors strive to become literate and ethical communicators in specific professions, such as journalism, public relations, and multimedia. Internships through the Washington Center at the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Congress, and the White House, for instance, prepare you for career paths such as feature writer, editor, media planner, TV anchor, radio
broadcaster, Web media specialist, market researcher, advertising executive, or film producer.
As a communication major studying for a BA degree, you will be a welcome member of a literary and writing community. Be a poet for the literary/arts publication The Fountain Spray, or a journalist for the campus newspaper The Lions Tale.
The major is designed to provide students with a foundation in the theory and practice of communication in our everyday lives.
The mission of Communication is to prepare students to be effective, culturally literate, ethical communicators. To this end, the program emphasizes the mastery of applied skills grounded
in communication theory and pursued within a framework of both traditional liberal arts and communication studies. Students have the opportunity to concentrate their interest in print, electronic and/or broadcast media, as well as public relations and organizational communication.
The program will seek to graduate creative individuals who think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibly to our society. Given the fundamental role of the communication arts in our diverse global society, students will have unlimited potential to make an impact in commerce, politics, education, health fields, or creative ventures.