The Department of Communication is concerned with the study, criticism, research, and teaching of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication. Through a series of required classes, the department provides all majors with a basic understanding of communication research and theory. The department also offers upper-level courses in many subject areas, including new media, globalization, intercultural communication, cultural studies, health communication, and visual communication.
This program of study has led graduating majors to careers in communication industries and to success in fields related to communication such as business, education, government/politics, health, marketing, and public relations. Majors have successfully completed graduate programs in many fields including communication, journalism, business, and law.