Note: Students will no longer be admitted to the communications major as of August 2022.
With the rapid development of digital technologies over the last decade, the field of communications has seen unprecedented growth and convergence in media, both technologically and structurally. The communications degree program addresses strongly articulated employer requirements for the workplace through an integrated program model. The degree provides the basic theoretical foundations of the discipline, allows for appropriate branching outside the traditional curriculum, and draws from courses in the disciplines of information sciences and technology, English, and business.
The degree in communications provides two options: corporate communications and digital journalism.
The corporate communications option prepares students to compete in a global society in fields such as public relations, speech writing, strategic communications, and social media management.
The digital journalism option offers graduates a competitive advantage by complementing traditional options (newspaper, magazine, radio, TV) with convergent course work designed to prepare students for professional journalism in the digital age.
Certificate in Sports Journalism
The sports journalism certificate program explores issues and trends through instruction, programming and research. The curriculum covers sports writing, sports information, sports ethics, sports media and society, sports industry, and sports and public policy. See the certificate page for more information.
What is Communications?
Communications is an academic discipline that deals with the creation and distribution of mass communication messages through media such as books, newspapers, television, radio, film, video games and the internet. Mass communications use writing, photographs, video, and interactive content to give information. Communications also concerns the study of how we communicate in different ways with diverse audiences through marketing, advertising, public relations, journalism, film and other media.
You might like this program if ...
You are a strong writer, critical thinker, and creative person. This is a dynamic field that has an impact on the world.