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Department ofCommunication

Academic Programs

In our courses, students work in teams and in close contact with the faculty. Our focus is entirely on undergraduates. Professors, not graduate students, teach all of our classes, reviewing and grading all student work. Class sizes are small. We know our students' names. Undergraduates have many more opportunities to be teaching assistants, research assistants, and production assistants than at departments with graduate programs. Our students co-teach, co-publish, and co-create with our faculty. Faculty members continue to support students after graduation by offering career advice and writing letters of recommendation.

Our Curriculum

Communication majors get a broad grounding in our discipline by taking a common suite of introductory and research methods courses before choosing from a broad variety of advanced courses.

Introductory Courses

Interpersonal Communication
Media in a Global World
Technology and Communication
Public Speaking
Digital Filmmaking

Advanced Courses

Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Five Elective Courses
Senior Thesis/Capstone

Elective courses include advanced offerings in the study and practice of interpersonal and mass communication, journalism, film/video, web and graphic design, public relations, organizational communication, educational media, media law and policy, and global media.


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Communication Major Checklist

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Communication Minor Checklist

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To declare or change a major, minor, or emphasis, fill out the SCU Registrar's Program Petition form.