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In the Department of Communication, we offer three majors: communication studies, multimedia journalism, and public relations. You will have the opportunity to work hands-on in our state-of-the-art digital studio, to intern with national firms, and work directly with clients.

We also offer a graduate program that focuses on the production, content, and impact of communication messages, media, artifacts, and objects. Our faculty specialize in mass communication (media effects and criticism; journalism and communication law) and public advocacy and social influence (political communication, public relations and issue management; campaign communication).

Faculty you'll love

We have a strong research faculty filled with award-winning teachers. They have built a reputation among students for being approachable and engaging. Our research ranges from the media effects of gaming, to political campaigns, to social media management, and to broadcast journalism.

Careers and interships for your future

Our students get real job experience with internships at non-profit organizations, advertising agencies, and news outlets. A communication degree translates to many different job titles. We have dedicated career advising to help you develop skills that are valuable in any field.

Scholarships and Awards

We offer scholarships like the Mindy M Somers Memorial Scholarship just for communication students, as well as those sponsored by the university and our College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. 

Undergraduate Research

Out-of-class learning experiences are highly encouraged. Our students undertake independent research, publish their work, and present at conferences.

Study Abroad

Explore diversity among people, cultures, and geographic locations first-hand on education abroad trips. We offer summer, semester and year-long opportunities to a variety of locations across the world.

Exciting Student Organizations

Our Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Lambda Pi Eta, and Society for Professional Journalism host regular social gatherings, assist with career preparation, volunteer in the community, and offer professional networking.