Communication media are reshaping our relationships to the world and each other. Gain the skills to analyze these dynamics and produce powerful communications yourself—skills in high demand in diverse careers.
About the Communication Program
A communication major will prepare you to use your voice effectively in oral, written, visual, and digital media. You’ll choose from a wide range of classes focused on practical skills, including journalism, video production, podcasting, digital marketing and storytelling, and letterpress printing. You’ll also take courses that analyze theories of communication; the historical, political, social, and cultural contexts of media production; and the impact of media on diverse audiences. Our small class sizes will ensure you benefit from one-on-one interactions with professors dedicated to your success.
The communication major offers a choice of three concentrations:
- Business Communication
- Political Communication
- Media & Cultural Studies
With advice from your faculty advisor, you’ll customize your selected concentration to suit your interests and goals. Your coursework will prepare you for an off-campus internship and for your senior capstone experience, which may take the form of a faculty-directed research project, a senior seminar, or a relevant project-based course.
When you graduate, you’ll be ready for just about any career path that requires critical thinking and practical communication skills. Jobs for communication majors can range from political activism to media production to marketing. You’ll also be prepared for graduate studies in communication, business, journalism, film, law, political science, public policy, and more.
Courses You Could Take
Communication, Presence & Public Speaking
Activism in the Digital Age
Sociology of Mass Communication
Ethical Reasoning in Politics & Public Policy