Undergraduate programs

The Department of Communication offers programs leading to degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The courses offered in communication are based on the premise that an educated individual must be able to think critically and analytically, comprehend political, social, cultural, institutional, international, and mediated communication, listen effectively, and be sensitive and adaptive to communicative encounters with persons of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and situations. The effective communicator has an understanding of the complexity and dynamic nature of the communication process, as well as a sense of responsibility for the substance and consequences of communicative interaction.