The Department of Communication and Journalism prepares students for careers in speech communication, public relations and convergent journalism. The department offers comprehensive programs that focus on the expression, comprehension and exchange of ideas through oral or written discourse or the various forms of digital and print media. Through an understanding of the communication process and participation in many applied learning opportunities, students become aware of and understand societies’ professional, social and creative life. This broad experience in communication and journalistic theory and practice provides a strong background for careers in fields such as law, politics, journalism, public relations, communication and teaching.
The Department of Communication and Journalism offers the following degrees: (1) Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication; (2) Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication; (3) Bachelor of Science in Public Relations; (4) Bachelor of Science in Convergent Media. Students may minor in Speech Communication, Speech and Theatre, and Journalism.