Discover the power of strategic communication guided by expert faculty and surrounded by teams of supportive classmates. With access to our engaged COMMUnity and industry standard broadcast facilities, you'll build a competitive, real world, professional portfolio; examine the challenges that face professional communicators and explore ways to engage global audiences.

Career Path

This is the career where service joins strategy and you can make a difference every day. Strategic communication is a valuable asset in any business, company or professional area. Our alumni have landed prime jobs, and soared into meaningful careers in a variety of fields.

  • Public Relations
  • Video Production
  • Marketing
  • Event Planning
  • On Air Talent
  • Reporter
  • Social Media Manager
  • Management (corporate and nonprofit)
  • Human Resources
  • Lobbyist
  • Graduate school for careers in law, counseling, higher education, business, politics, and health care

What You'll Study

Major

Our commitment to embrace changes in the field, rigorous inquiry and reflection is demonstrated in our curriculum in both the Digital Media Concentration and the Public Relations Concentration  designed to set you on a path of thoughtful interaction in a diverse and engaged learning community.

Minor in Communications Studies

Digital Media

Get hands-on experience in our new TV studio and learn the latest digital storytelling trends. From your first year forward, you'll film, edit and direct using cameras in the field and a three-camera set-up in the studio with a control room, just like the pros use. Learn journalistic standards of reporting and develop important news to be delivered across the web, video, podcast, and social media to shape other’s worlds. Your e-portfolio will exhibit your tech savvy talent across a variety of mediums.

Public Relations

You’ll explore the exciting world of Public Relations, where you learn how to help organizations develop their brand. Working with real clients to help them meet strategic goals, you will create publicity campaigns, social media branding initiatives, immersive events, media pitches and press releases. You’ll learn to work with news media and social media to tell organization’s stories and to plan events or social media campaigns that will keep the public’s attention. Your e-portfolio will exhibit your Public Relations expertise with real work products.

Minor

A Communication Studies minor is a terrific complement to any major. After all, communicating well with others is key to success, regardless of the field you enter. To earn this minor you'll need six classes. Two of the classes will be Introduction to Communication Studies and Public Speaking, and you can tailor the remaining four courses to fit your interests. 

Courses

Designed to empower students to lead and innovate in today’s evolving communication fields, our curriculum combines research, theory, cutting edge technology and best practices. 

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