The Communications Major

Tomorrow’s brands depend on students that can communicate professionally and theoretically. 

The Department of Communications

The multi-disciplinary program in communication provides theory, tools and techniques for analyzing and producing works of communication in many arenas of professional and personal interaction.

Bachelor of Arts

Major Requirements:

  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Mass Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar in Communication

No minor available

Choose 12 semester hours from:

  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Business Communication
  • Advanced Journalism
  • Sports Writing
  • Professional Writing
  • Multimedia Writing
  • Writing and Rhetoric
  • Writing for New Media
  • 421 Supervised Internship in Communication
  • Special Topics
  • Argumentation and Advocacy
  • Documentary and Social Change
  • Psychology of Mass Communication

Choose 12 semester hours from:

  • Journalism
  • Editorial Techniques
  • Oral Communication Methods
  • Web Authoring and Publishing
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Research Topics
  • Special Topics
  • Writing about Pop Culture
  • Film Analysis

Career Options:

  • Copywriting
  • Public Relations Personnel
  • Internal Communications
  • Advertising
  • Event Planning
  • Foreign Relations
  • Social Media

Communications Dept. Faculty

Jason Buel, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Communications
Communication Program Coordinator
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Eean Grimshaw, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communications
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst