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.
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.
Media in a Global World
Technology and Communication
Quantitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Five Elective Courses
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.
To declare a major or minor, fill out the Program Petition form and meet with the department chair.