The Department of Communication offers two undergraduate majors:
Communication Studies and Telecommunication Studies
The Communication Studies program deals with people talking in a setting that is usually face-to-face, but that is increasingly becoming mediated (such as computer-mediated). Interpersonal communication, group communication, organizational communication, computer-mediated communication, and public speaking are some of the areas students examine here. Courses may touch on matters like social movements relating to tuition increases, the process of legislation, or new media communication.
Telecommunication Studies address human communication that passes through some medium such as radio, or television, or perhaps the Internet. For example, in this area, students may study how the Internet impacts traditional forms of broadcast media such as radio and television. A student may learn about early stages of the field dating back to sports broadcasting, as well as contemporary combinations of telecasting through the Internet.
The Department of Communication also offers a graduate degree:
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Communication
The Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Communication is designed for people in any organizational setting who wish to develop advanced communication knowledge and skills, as an end in itself or as preparation for a doctoral degree. In profit and nonprofit, academic or non-academic worlds, program learning outcomes will be beneficial to anyone, but especially to managers and administrators.