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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 minors in strategic communication and health 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.