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Academic Programs

Learn how to engage, present, and persuade. Gain a strong foundation in the liberal arts while learning to gather evidence, think critically, evaluate sources, and communicate your findings.

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We offer four majors, including: communication science and social inquirymultimedia journalism, public relations, and Sports Media and Analytics. The programs give you the opportunity to work with cutting-edge digital technology and gain practical experience in your field. Additionally, we offer a minor in strategic communication to enhance your education with relevant skills for any career. 

We also offer a small, highly selective master's program in communication that prepares students for careers or further study. In fact, 100% of our students who have applied for doctoral study have gone on to a Ph.D. program of their choice. Several courses incorporate a service-learning component that allows students to work with an organization.  Projects have included bath design for a local show house, volunteering at a retirement community, helping small businesses with marketing plans, conducting the Reality Store financial management simulation for local high schools, and leading the VT Saves social marketing program.