Communication and Media prepares students to become versatile communicators in spoken, written, and visual forms. By bridging liberal arts and professional practice, our program provides students with a holistic foundation in critical thinking, theory, and craft. Graduates are well-positioned for a variety of careers, not only in typical communication-related fields such as media, advertising, and public relations, but also in a wide range of other fields such as marketing, law, and event management. Recognizing communication’s applied nature, our students receive pre-professional training in the form of internships and client-based seminar projects. It should be noted that students in this major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 before moving into their internship which typically occurs during the junior year.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in varied personal, cultural, professional, and civic contexts.
- Collect, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and properly use research sources.
- Demonstrate thorough understanding and effective command of theoretical, disciplinary, and industry terminology.
- Construct oral, written, and visual messages that are coherent, persuasive, and ethical.
- Apply theories, perspectives, and principles across communication and media contexts that demonstrate an understanding of the discipline.
*Note: Only five courses (or 15 credits) will be accepted as transfer credit toward the Communication and Media major.